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The unique ability of the ambient gated venturi within the Phasitron® to hold a precise selectable peak pressure limit, during oscillatory equilibrium, allows the lungs to be held in a scheduled post inspiratory percussive apneustic plateau (for increasing intrapulmonary diffusion), before returning to the programmed baseline. Therefore, a mechanical post inspiratory percussive plateau creates a dynamic functional residual capacity (DIFRC), which can be held for a scheduled interval. 61. The concept of traditional time cycled inspiratory flowrate acceleration can be programmed during VDR® scheduling, to allow the lung with low compliance time to conform to a progressive step inflation (to the higher mandated pressures), while reducing tendencies toward barotrauma.

The technique is non-invasive and does not measure CBF directly, but measures CBF velocity. One must assume a constant vessel diameter if the device is used to measure CBF trends. Other derived measurements such as the pulsatility index (systolic - diastolic velocity / mean velocity), may assist in distinguishing between arterial vasospasm and cerebral hyperemia. The technique is also useful for defining the lower limit of pressure autoregulation after brain injury [18]. A characteristic appearance of reversed flow in the middle cerebral artery is seen in brain-dead patients (Fig.

22. If a sub ambient phase is maintained beyond the endotracheal tube, with sufficient amplitude and time, intrapulmonary airway collapse is potentiated. 23. Dynamic positive/sub ambient (push/pull) respirator/ventilators must be pressure limited during both the positive as well as the sub ambient phase. a. The dynamic expiratory (sub ambient) phase of a ventilator may be time limited to prevent airway "draw down". 24. All medical respirators must be peak pressure limited. For example: 35 cm H20 for neonates, 50 cm H20 for paediatrics and 100 cm H20 for adults.

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