Mechanical ventilation

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Mechanical ventilation

1. The use of fans and intake and exhaust vents to mechanically distribute ventilation and other conditioned air.
2. A forced ventilation method that circulates the air, removes odors, and controls humidity within the building. It is often used in wet areas such as food preparation rooms and bathrooms to control odor. Ceiling and window fans or portable ventilation devices are used to circulate the air within the space. They cannot be used for air replacement unless a clear indoor/outdoor circulation pattern is established. See also: Ventilation systems

mechanical ventilation

The process of supplying outdoor air to a building or removing air from it by mechanical means, e.g., with fans; the air which is supplied may or may not be heated, cooled, or air-conditioned.
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In our literature review full recovery was attained in 72% of patients, (4), (9-13), (15), (17), (18), (20) while 16,6% required assisted ventilation, (10), (13), (18) as did the presented patient.
Fifteen families of children requiring assisted ventilation felt that assisted ventilation may be beneficial, because it provides a sense of security that their loved one's respiratory needs are being cared for (Mah et al.
Enhancements to the assisted ventilation system, the Optrel e1100, include a new type of rechargeable lithium-ionic battery meaning that the e1100 offers a long life compared to other products on the market.
The faithful stethoscope should always be used: first listen to the stomach; if gurgling is heard the tube should be removed immediately and assisted ventilation with the self-inflating bag restarted.
Kirchner summarized the purposes of tracheotomy as a means to "bypass obstruction in the supralaryngeal or laryngeal airway, to provide access to the lower respiratory tract to clear it by suction or to provide mechanically assisted ventilation.
If serum magnesium is above 15 mg/dL--a level that threatens respiratory and cardiac arrest--1 g of calcium gluconate should be given intravenously and intubation and assisted ventilation provided if necessary.
They have substantial experience with a variety of antivirals, antibiotics, alternative (herbal) medicines, and corticosteroids, and with using assisted ventilation in the treatment of patients with SARS (12).
Before the widespread acceptance of assisted ventilation, the majority did not reach their twentieth birthdays.
Her history was remarkable because of her need for assisted ventilation with status asthmaticus at the age of 2 years and subsequent every-other-day prednisone therapy up to the age of 5 years.
Outcome of patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency treated at home with tracheotomy and assisted ventilation.
The high cost associated with prolonged stay for assisted ventilation in intensive care may be spared by use of BiPAP, since it can be used at home or outside of the ICU.

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