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Monitoring of noninvasive ventilation by built-in software of home bilevel ventilators: a bench study.

Authors
  • Contal, Olivier1
  • Vignaux, Laurence2
  • Combescure, Christophe3
  • Pepin, Jean-Louis4
  • Jolliet, Philippe5
  • Janssens, Jean-Paul6
  • 1 Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Switzerland)
  • 2 Intensive Care Unit, and CRC & Division of Cinical-Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 3 Department of Health and Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 4 Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Médicale, Unit 1042, University Hospital, Grenoble, France; SomnoNIV Group, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 5 Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 6 Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland; SomnoNIV Group, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
February 2012
Volume
141
Issue
2
Pages
469–476
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.11-0485
PMID: 21778253
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Physicians monitoring patients who use home ventilation must be aware of differences in the estimation of leaks and Vt by ventilator software. Also, leaks are reported in different ways according to the device used.

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