Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 226--228

Using proportional assist ventilation to wean a prolonged mechanically ventilated patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Ghazi A Alotaibi1, Hassan Gazwi2, Malak H Al-Basha2, Leila H Al-Jarodi3 
1 Department of Respiratory Care, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Respiratory Therapy, Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Intensive Care, Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ghazi A Alotaibi
Department of Respiratory Care, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Dammam, P.O. Box 40269, Alkhobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Long-term mechanical ventilation (MV) increases heath care cost. Difficult-to-wean patients represent a challenge to health care providers and patient«SQ»s family. Patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs) are usually difficult to wean off mechanical ventilators for many pathophysiological reasons. Modes of ventilation used in MV weaning have produced variable results. The main shortcoming of currently available modes of weaning is inability to meet patient«SQ»s changing ventilator demand. Proportional assist ventilation (PAV) is a new mode of ventilation designed to keep up with patient«SQ»s breathing demand and unload work of breathing. In this case report, we have shown that PAV was able to wean off a patient with COPD who had been on the ventilator for 37 days.


How to cite this article:
Alotaibi GA, Gazwi H, Al-Basha MH, Al-Jarodi LH. Using proportional assist ventilation to wean a prolonged mechanically ventilated patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2014;2:226-228


How to cite this URL:
Alotaibi GA, Gazwi H, Al-Basha MH, Al-Jarodi LH. Using proportional assist ventilation to wean a prolonged mechanically ventilated patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];2:226-228
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