spontaneous breath

spon·tan·e·ous breath

(spon-tā'nē-ŭs breth)
During mechanical ventilation, a breath for which both the timing and the size are controlled by the patient (i.e., the breath is both initiated [triggered] and terminated [cycled] by the patient).
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Spontaneous breath rate and heart rate were varying between 6-10/min and 45-55/min, respectively.
We found some patients seemed to be recovering and had spontaneous breath. This condition has not been reported previously in China.
The first thought many of you will have when reading the previous sentence will be that the addition of pressure of flow support is, by definition, the very antithesis of a spontaneous breath. It is my intent to clearly differentiate between a weaning attempt with an assessed effort and one that is totally spontaneous.
'what is left over' in cycle time before next inspiratory cycle of the ventilator or spontaneous breath).
Spontaneous Breath - a patient triggered and cycled breath.
The patient's spontaneous breathing efforts remain independent of the mechanical ventilatory cycle and can occur any time the patient wishes to take a spontaneous breath.
spontaneous breath, the ability to lift head on command, a PaO2/FiO2 ratio [greater than or equal to] 150.
As the SIMV rate is decreased, the patient does just as much work during the ventilator breath as they do with the spontaneous breath. This is because the patient's brain does not anticipate which type of breath is coming next, a spontaneous or mandatory.
In volume-targeted pressure controlled mode, a Spontaneous breath is always a volume-targeted pressure supported breath with the operator set level of CPAP.
Another feature of adaptive flow is active in the volume control SIMV mode when the flow rate during a mandatory breath automatically increases to match the flow pattern of the patient's spontaneous breath. Adaptive flow is always operational in the SIMV mode even when a manual peak flow is set.
A suggestion for future research or practice of this method would be to assess and measure diaphragm thickness only during spontaneous breaths, which may also provide an indication of weaning and extubation readiness.
At the end of surgery (duration 45 minutes), after the appearance of a few spontaneous breaths, we injected IV neostigmine 2.5 mg and atropine 0.9 mg.

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