1st Edition

Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation

By Nicholas S.a Hill Copyright 2001
    584 Pages
    by CRC Press

    584 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Summarizing state-of-the-art developments in long-term mechanical ventilation use, this comprehensive treatise reviews the applications, complications, and care of breathing disorders affecting the growing population of ventilation-assisted individuals-including neuromuscular and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and chest wall deformities.
    Qualitatively considers reimbursement options for management outside of acute care settings!
    Covering both noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and invasive ventilation techniques and procedures, Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation

  • provides an epidemiology of long-term mechanical ventilation with a review of recent trends
  • examines the pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to chronic respiratory failure, including the pathogenesis and treatment of restrictive thoracic and central hypoventilatory disorders
  • investigates the controversy over conflicting results for NIV management of patients with chronic respiratory failure due to severe stable COPD
  • details critical care for children with severe ventilatory defects such as congenital neuromuscular diseases, cystic fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • chronicles new insights into the role of the upper airway and glottis in determining the effectiveness of NIV
  • considers weaning dependent patients off ventilation and methods of care for different sites using the least complicated and most economical means
  • explores tools for measuring the impact and outcomes of long-term mechanical ventilation and determining patients' quality of life
  • and more!
    Containing over 1400 literature references, tables, drawings, and photographs, Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation is a necessary reference for pulmonary and thoracic specialists, chest physicians, anesthesiologists, physiologists, physiatrists and rehabilitation physicians, respiratory therapists, intensive care specialists, and med

  • Epidemiology of Long-Term Ventilatory Assistance
    Barry J. Make
    Sites of Care for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation
    Walter E. Donat and Nicholas S. Hill
    Pathogenesis of Chronic Respiratory Failure and Effects of Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation on Respiratory Muscle Function
    Bartolome R. Celli
    Nocturnal Mechanical Ventilation: Effects on Sleep Quality and Control of Breathing
    Peter C. Gay
    The Upper Airway in Noninvasive Ventilation
    Daniel O. Rodenstein
    Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation for Restrictive Thoracic Disorders
    Patrick Leger and Nicholas S. Hill
    Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in Severe COPD
    Mark W. Elliott
    Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in Infants and Children
    W. Gerald Teague
    Management and Monitoring of Long-Term Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
    John M. Travaline and Gerard J. Criner
    Management of Long-Term Noninvasive Ventilation
    Nicholas S. Hill
    Conversion from Invasive to Noninvasive Ventilation
    Joseph Viroslav and Randall L. Rosenblatt
    Use of Respiratory Muscle Aids in Prevention of Respiratory Failure
    John R. Bach and Alice C. Tzeng
    Costs and Reimbursement Issues in Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation of Patients at Home
    John J. Downes and Martha M. Parra
    New Ventilator Options for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in the Home
    Robert M. Kacmarek
    Health Care Networks for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation
    Allen I. Goldberg
    Weaning from Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation
    Douglas R. Gracey and Rolf D. Hubmayr
    Rehabilitation of Long-Term Mechanically Ventilated Patients
    Monica Avendano, Roger S. Goldstein, and Rosa Guell
    Outcomes of Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation
    Anita K. Simonds
    Measurement of Health Status in Patients on Long-Term Ventilation
    Paul W. Jones, Mauro Carone, and Giorgio Bertolotti


    Hill, Nicholas S.A