sup] However, because of barotrauma, volutrauma, and biotrauma
, MV could cause or aggravate acute lung injury not only in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients but also in patients with normal lung function.
Ventilator-induced lung injury: from barotrauma to biotrauma
VILI is a complex collection of lung deconstuctive elements that manifests itself in a number of forms including but is not limited to the following categories of ventilator induced lung injury; Volutrama, Barotrauma, Biotrauma
, RACE and Atelectrauma.
This is especially true with increasing awareness of the complications of mechanical ventilation, such as barotrauma, volutrauma and biotrauma
HFV helps to reduce barotrauma with low pressures, biotrauma
What must not be overlooked is that these life sustaining devices, if not properly managed, can cause or are associated with life threatening complications including volutrauma, barotrauma, biotrauma
, tracheal injury, ventilator associated pneumonia and multi-system organ failure.
Invasive ventilation has a myriad of complications associated with it--the artificial airway itself; ventilator-associated pneumonia, barotrauma, biotrauma
, and airway trauma to name a few.