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ventilator

Med a machine that maintains a flow of air into and out of the lungs of a patient who is unable to breathe normally

Ventilator

In a room or building, any device or contrivance used to provide fresh air or expel stale air.

ventilator

[′vent·əl‚ād·ər]
(engineering)
A device with an adjustable aperture for regulating the flow of fresh or stagnant air.
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical apparatus for producing a current of air, as a blowing or exhaust fan.

ventilator

1. In a room or building, any device or contrivance used to provide fresh air or expel stale air. See ridge ventilator, roof ventilator, and slit ventilator.
2. A framework, pivoted on hinges, in which panes of glass are set; a pivoted sash.
3. Same asVentlight.
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2002) Exercise anaerobic threshold and ventilatory efficiency identify heart failure patients for high risk of early death.
Normal 26% Restrictive 64% Obstructive 10% Figure 1: Ventilatory defects in experimental group Note: Table made from bar graph.
Noninvasive ventilation through a helmet in postextubation hypoxemic patients: Physiologic comparison between neurally adjusted ventilatory assist and pressure support ventilation.
Moreover, recent studies have demonstrated enhancement of human hypoxic ventilatory response (HVR) during short-duration intermittent hypoxia [14].
Besides these patients usually need ventilatory and inotropic support, and have significant mortality rates.
3% of the patients with moderate poisoning required ventilatory support.
The hypoxic ventilatory response (HVR) is an indicator of ventilatory chemo sensitivity with hypoxia (harms & stager, 1995).
Infants with bronchiolitis may have a variety of clinical presentations, which may require different ventilatory approaches (Fig.
The strong relationship between ventilatory threshold and substrate utilization could justify the lower physiological parameter values at IVT in T2DM group than in the other two groups.
To prevent the spread of infection, a swine flu isolation ward was established in our hospital with facility of managing critically ill patients with/without ventilatory support.
The ventilatory response to two or three breaths using C[O.
We infrequently use ABG and Chest X-ray for ventilatory management in our unit.