ventilator dependent

ventilator dependent

Dependent upon mechanical life support because of inability to breathe effectively. A ventilator is used when a patient cannot breathe well enough to maintain normal levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
Synonym: respirator dependent
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In the surgery that followed, the man suffered intra-abdominal sepsis that led to ventilator dependent respiratory failure, strokes, pulmonary emboli, deep vein thromboses, ischemic kidney insult, and permanent aphasia.
Unfortunately, however, even then her mother remained unconscious and ventilator dependent,' the petition states.
Gurwin offers skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, medical/post-surgical subacute care, respiratory and ventilator dependent care, medical and social adult day care programs, on-site dialysis, memory care, palliative and hospice care, home care, assisted living, and a proposed independent living community, Fountaingate Gardens, all on a 34-acre campus.
Brookside has 353 beds and includes a pediatric unit and ventilator dependent beds, while the Little Neck facility has 120 beds and the White Plains facility has 88 beds.
The baby remained ventilator dependent and failed multiple apnea tests.
Of the six ventilator dependent patients, all but one were extubated within 3 days.
Tracheostomy in ventilator dependent trauma patients: a prospective, randomized intention-to-treat study.
Acquired TOFs may occur in individuals of any age, and elderly individuals are at increased risk if they become ventilator dependent because of respiratory failure.
"He became fully ventilator dependent and that's when doctors realised he had no movement.
Speaking to Gulf News, Arabelle, said, "I would love to take Cherize home, but I am not confident that I would be able to look after her by myself as she is going to be ventilator dependent for the foreseeable future.
Efforts to transfer Kawthar to UK's Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity were unsuccessful the medical institution are "reluctant to take over her case as she is ventilator dependent," Dr Aithala said in a report.