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Humidification in the Intensive Care Unit

The Essentials

Editors: Esquinas, Antonio M. (Ed.)

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  • The first monograph devoted to the important subject of humidification in intensive care medicine
  • Examines in detail the available devices, their optimal use, and factors influencing their performance
  • Discusses humidification in a variety of settings, including mechanical and non-mechanical ventilation, in-patient and home care, and adult and pediatric patients
  • Designed as a practical guide for clinicians
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Inadequate humidification of inspired gases can cause a variety of serious problems, and humidification has accordingly become an important aspect of modern intensive care medicine. This book is designed to serve as a practical guide for clinicians, providing information on the theoretical background of humidification, the equipment, and its optimal use. The book starts by examining the physiological basis of humidification. Current devices are then discussed, with careful attention to factors influencing their performance and methods to evaluate their effectiveness. The two scenarios of mechanical and non-mechanical ventilation are considered, and the issue of ventilator-associated pneumonia is addressed in detail. Further chapters focus on such topics as humidification following tracheostomy, humidification of the artificial airway during secretion management, measurement of inspired gas temperature in the ventilated neonate, and humidification in the home care setting.

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Antonio M. Esquinas, MD, PhD, is President of the International Association of Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humidification in the Intensive Care Unit
Book Subtitle
The Essentials
Editors
  • Antonio M. Esquinas
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02974-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02974-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02973-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51929-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 288
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