About this Research Topic
One of most important recent advances in the therapeutic use of mechanical ventilation in the human critical care and anesthesia clinical settings was the understanding that the ventilatory strategy applied to the patient can significantly affect clinical outcome. Despite advances in the last decade, and the frequent use of mechanical ventilation in small animal patients, several aspects of its clinical use in the anesthesia and critical care settings still need to be clarified and discussed more extensively and broadly to improve the current standard of care. In this Research Topic, we aim to present the latest research, as well as to discuss the contradictions in this field with the ultimate goal of raising the attention of small animal clinicians in regards to how to improve the clinical use of mechanical ventilation.
Original Research, Systematic Reviews, Reviews, Case Reports and Clinical Trials on, but not limited to, the following themes are encouraged:
• Ventilatory settings guidelines: tidal volume, peak pressure, plateau pressure, PEEP, respiratory rate, driving pressure
• Lung-Protective ventilation strategies: a reality for veterinary patients?
• Tidal volume: less is more?
• Which is the best FiO2 during anesthesia?
• Ventilation modes
• Monitoring respiratory function during mechanical ventilation
• Monitoring neuromuscular blockade: necessity or myth?
• Recruitment maneuvers – concepts and techniques
• Noninvasive ventilation
Keywords: mechanical, ventilation, critical care, small animal, anesthesia
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