Noninvasive Negative Pressure Ventilation is the Answer

 

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What is a negative pressure ventilating chamber?

A sealed pressure chamber in which the patient's body below the neck is enclosed within a pressurized cylinder. The patient's head remains outside the chamber.

How does a negative pressure chamber work?

The atmospheric pressure within the chamber is displaced allowing ambient air to flow into the patient's lungs. Inspiration occurs in response to the displacement simulating normal spontaneous ventilation.

What are some therapeutic results of negative pressure ventilation?

• Elimination or reduction of hypercarbia.
• Rest and recuperation of accessory and diaphragmatic muscles.
•Ventilation support for non-obstructive central sleep apnea.
• Decrease in the oxygen cost of breathing in weakened and fatigued respiratory muscles.
• Stress reduction on the cardiovascular system.

 

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