ventilator-induced lung injury
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Related to ventilator-induced lung injury: atelectrauma
ventilator-induced lung injuryVolutrauma Those changes related to ventilatory support of Pts with acute respiratory failure and/or ARDS, which may exacerbate already compromised pulmonary function Management Permissive hypercapnia, see there.
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ventilator-induced lung injuryAbbreviation: VILI
Injury to alveoli or alveolar capillaries caused by high airway pressures, excessive tidal volumes, or repeated expansion and collapse of the alveoli during mechanical ventilation. It can produce local inflammatory lung destruction and the release of inflammatory molecules throughout the systemic circulation.
See also: injury
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