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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Improvement was sustained after liquid ventilation was discontinued, but the infants eventually deteriorated.
Adding some lung gas exchange with less injurious liquid ventilation (spontaneous or mechanical), the combination of skin and lung gas exchange will provide sufficient gas exchange to support life.
This aspect was tested mainly in animals and it represents the future hope of liquid ventilation.
Another hope of liquid ventilation in neonates is lung protection during cardiopulmonary bypass which has been tested in animals.
The use of liquid ventilation in cancer therapy is also investigated.
Pneumothorax--Pneumothorax is one of the reported complications in liquid ventilation.
Lactic acidosis--Although the circulation is maintained during liquid ventilation, a metabolic acidosis has been reported, the reason behind this is still not clear.
Although these substances appear to be innocuous and chemically inert, traces have been found three years later after a one hour exposure to liquid ventilation.
Partial liquid ventilation with perflubron in premature infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome.