Mean airway pressure
Mean airway pressure typically refers to the mean pressure applied during positive-pressure mechanical ventilation. Mean airway pressure correlates with alveolar ventilation, arterial oxygenation, hemodynamic performance, and barotrauma.
Determining the real mean airway pressure is a difficult task and there are several equations aimed at determining the real mean airway pressure. Various equations are suggested to be used to determine the actual mean airway pressure;
Unique mechanical ventilation equations
- Mean airway pressure in airway pressure release ventilation
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