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ICU cornerstone: 'triggering effort'

Authors
  • Rafael Fernandez
Publisher
BioMed Central
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Literature
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Abstract

In an autobiographical manner, I describe the pathophysiology of auto-PEEP (positive end-expiratory pressure) and its role as a factor that increases the work of breathing in mechanically ventilated patients.

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