What are the goals of mechanical ventilation in obstructive airway disease-related respiratory failure?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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The goals of mechanical ventilation in obstructive airway diseases are to unload the respiratory muscles, achieve adequate oxygenation, and minimize the development of dynamic hyperinflation and its associated adverse consequences.


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