• Door Han Franssen
  • In Asthma
  • 2015-11-29 11:24:42

Beneficial effects of intrapulmonary percussive ventilation in patients with respiratory insufficiency in the ICU

Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) is a therapy that is used to clear endobronchial secretions. The IPV ventilator was designed and developed by FM Bird in 1979. The ventilator consists of a phasitron that delivers rapid, high-flow, mini bursts of oxygen, mixed with air. The potential aims of this mechanism are pulmonary recruitment, improved mucus clearance with a direct high-frequency oscillatory effect. We investigated whether IPV has a positive effect on ventilatory values in adult patients on the ICU.

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