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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 344-347

Use of Adaptive Support Ventilation (ASV) in Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) - A Case Report


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517507, India
2 Dean & HOD, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517507, India

Correspondence Address:
Bipphy Kath
Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517507
India
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Prolonged ventilation leads to a higher incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia(VAP) resulting in ventilator dependency, increased costs and subsequent weaning failures. Prevention and aggressive treatment of VAP alongwith patient friendly newer modes of ventilation like adaptive support ventilation go a long way in successful management of these cases.


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