liquid ventilation

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liquid ventilation

an experimental means of ventilating lungs suffering from severe injury, through use of O2 and CO2 dissolved in perfluorocarbons in a liquid, thus (theoretically) decreasing the incidence of atelectasis and other problems.

liquid ventilation

A ventilatory technique used to treat both premature infants with surfactant-deficient lungs and adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
See also: ventilation
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He tried a rebreather (basically a big rubber tube pushed down his throat, made Home Depot-style); then the liquid breathing chemical perflubron; and even researched heart-lung surgery.
13) There is a lavage effect during liquid breathing that mobilizes alveolar and bronchiolar exudates and fluid to the central airways, where they can be removed by suctioning.
There is also a lavage effect during liquid breathing that mobilises alveolar and bronchiolar exudates and debris to the trachea, where they can be removed by suctioning.
Leland Clark, formerly vice president of research and development for SYBD, who pioneered the use of perfluorocarbons in liquid breathing and blood substitutes.
Clark was the first to demonstrate the viability of using fluorocarbon for liquid breathing.
Clark was the first to demonstrate the viability of a liquid fluorocarbon for liquid breathing.
Clark also invented the first heart lung machine used successfully in humans and was the first to demonstrate the viability of a liquid fluorocarbon for liquid breathing.