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ICU Management

Mechanical Ventilation Effects on Neurocognitive Functions

2019 08 Aug

The hypothesis that mechanical ventilation (MV) can cause neurotoxicity in critically ill patients has long been debated. First reported in 1999, MV is thought to trigger chronic cognitive disorders. Brain damage induced by MV can be caused by alveolar stretching, abnormalities in PaO 2 /PaCO 2 , biotrauma and MV causing direct brain inflammation.... Read more