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.
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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.