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Disease Positive-Pressure Respiration, Intrinsic

Name Positive-Pressure Respiration, Intrinsic
Synonyms AutoPEEP | Auto PEEP | Auto-PEEP | Intrinsic PEEP | Intrinsic Positive-Pressure Respiration | Nontherapeutic Positive Pressure Respiration | Nontherapeutic Positive-Pressure Respiration | Non Therapeutic Positive Pressure Respiration | Non-Therapeutic Positive-Pressure Respiration | Occult PEEP | Occult Positive-Pressure Respiration | PEEP, Intrinsic | PEEP, Occult | Positive Pressure Respiration, Intrinsic | Positive Pressure Respiration, Nontherapeutic | Positive-Pressure Respiration, Nontherapeutic | Positive Pressure Respiration, Non Therapeutic | Positive-Pressure Respiration, Non-Therapeutic | Positive Pressure Respiration, Occult | Positive-Pressure Respiration, Occult | Respiration, Intrinsic Positive-Pressure | Respiration, Nontherapeutic Positive Pressure | Respiration, Nontherapeutic Positive-Pressure | Respiration, Non Therapeutic Positive Pressure | Respiration, Non-Therapeutic Positive-Pressure | Respiration, Occult Positive-Pressure
Definition Non-therapeutic positive end-expiratory pressure occurring frequently in patients with severe airway obstruction. It can appear with or without the administration of external positive end-expiratory pressure (POSITIVE-PRESSURE RESPIRATION). It presents an important load on the inspiratory muscles which are operating at a mechanical disadvantage due to hyperinflation. Auto-PEEP may cause profound hypotension that should be treated by intravascular volume expansion, increasing the time for expiration, and/or changing from assist mode to intermittent mandatory ventilation mode. (From Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p1127)
Categories Respiratory tract disease
MeSH® ID D018467

Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesRespiratory Tract Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Respiration Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Respiratory Insufficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Positive-Pressure Respiration, Intrinsic

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