Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation News

  • Mild, Moderate OSA in Children Linked to Worse Cognitive Function Children with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) perform significantly worse on several tests of cognitive function compared to their peers without sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), new findings from China show.
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Improved Sex Life Adults with sleep apnea may have a better sex life with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a small U.S. study suggests.

Mechanical Ventilation Perspective

  • A Negative APRV Trial in ARDS When should airway pressure release ventilation be used over low-tidal-volume ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome? Results of the latest trials are analyzed here.
  • The Ethics of Keeping Alfie Evans Alive Saurabh Jha reviews the ethical dilemma posed by the UK case of a 23-month-old in a vegetative state that pitted physicians against parents and even the Pope.