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|Description:||XXVII, 595 S. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface. Foreword. Chronic Respiratory Failure. Principles of Positive Pressure Mechanical Ventilatory Support. Chronic Respiratory Failure As A Global Issue. The difficult to wean patient in the ICU setting. Causes of difficult weaning: Which mechanisms are associated with long-term ventilator dependence? Size of the Problem, What Constitutes Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation, Natural History, Epidemiology. Weaning protocols - including NIV. Weaning Units - The U.S. Perspective. Weaning in a Specialized Facility. Rehabilitation in the intensive care unit. Organization Of Rehabilitaiton In The ICU. Indications and Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation in the ICU. Peripheral and respiratory muscle training. Innovative Approaches in Muscle Training: Transcutaneous Electrical Muscle Stimulation. Psychological Aspects and Interventions in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Failure. Chronic Ventilatory Assistance In the hospital (non ICU). Definition and indications. Clinical Settings For Ventilator-Assisted Individuals - When And Why - LTAC-SNF-CAVC. The Multidisciplinary Team-Training and Experience. Clinical Experience in CAVC Unit. Long term mechanical ventilation in the community. Indications, Definitions, Guidelines and Outcomes in Restriction and Obstruction. Choice of Devices, Ventilators, Interfaces and Monitors. Training the Home Health Team. Sending the Ventilated Patient Home. Health-related Quality of Life. Mechanical Ventilation-Legal and Ethical Issues. Special Considerations. Pharmacological Treatment for Patients with Chronic Respiratory Failure. Patient-Ventilator Interfaces for Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilation. Tracheostomy Weaning from Longer Term Ventilation. Communication Alternatives. Diaphragmatic Pacing in Chronic Respiratory Failure. Secretion Management. The Importance of Overnight Monitoring in the Management of Chronic Respiratory Failure. Management of Respiratory Infections. Nutrition in the ICU. Skin Integrity, Bowel and Bladder Care. Palliative Care For The Ventilator Patient End Of Life Issues And Approaches. Chronic Respiratory Failure in Different Patient Groups (Elective or Post ICU). Management of Chronic Respiratory Failure and obesity. Progressive Neuromuscular and Degenerative Diseases. Chronic Ventilatory Support in Obstructive Lung Disease. Ventilation Among the Pediatric Population. Perspectives on Long Term Ventilation. The Perspective of Patients. The Perspective of Family Caregivers. The Perspective of Physicians (Intensive Care Specialist - Respiratory Specialist - Family Physician). Perspective of the Allied Health Professionals. Worlwide Approaches to Long Term Ventilation. The North American Perspective on Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation. The European Perspective. The South American Perspective. Long-Term Ventilation in Japan.|
|Series Title:||Lung biology in health and disease, 225|
|Responsibility:||ed. by Nicolino Ambrosino ...|