biotrauma


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biotrauma

(bi?o-traw'ma) [? + ?]
Injury to the lungs during mechanical ventilation resulting from excessive inflammation (i.e., from the systemic release of damaging cytokines). Biotrauma is one type of ventilatory-induced lung injury.
See: inflammation for illus.
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PEEP recruits collapsed alveoli, improving oxygenation and lung compliance, and reduces cyclic atelectasis, decreasing atelectrauma and biotrauma.
Neuromuscular blocking agents have been proposed as adjuvant therapy in ARDS, as they may decrease patient-ventilator asynchrony and, potentially, avoid the risk of barotrauma and biotrauma (86).
Cytokines and biotrauma in ventilator-induced lung injury: a critical review of the literature.
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 ultimately resulted in their establishment of Biotrauma, Inc.
When it comes to biotrauma remediation, timeliness is crucial for families' psychological well being.
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 and atelectrauma.
This reduces the need for high pressures and high FIO2, which will reduce barotrauma, biotrauma, atelectrauma and possibly even volutrauma.
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.