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Positive-Pressure Respiration (PEEP) Summary

Description: A method of mechanical ventilation in which pressure is maintained to increase the volume of gas remaining in the lungs at the end of expiration, thus reducing the shunting of blood through the lungs and improving gas exchange.

Also Known As: PEEP; Positive End-Expiratory Pressure; Pressure, Positive End-Expiratory; Non-Invasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation; Non-Invasive Ventilation, Positive-Pressure Show All >>

Networked: 3624 relevant articles (281 outcomes, 365 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Positive-Pressure Respiration is Relevant

  1. Respiratory Insufficiency (Respiratory Failure) : 60 outcomes 60 studies in 621 results
  2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) : 32 outcomes 39 studies in 287 results
  3. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) : 29 outcomes 67 studies in 406 results
  4. Anoxia (Hypoxia) : 24 outcomes 14 studies in 223 results
  5. Lung Injury : 18 outcomes 32 studies in 269 results
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Drugs Related to Positive-Pressure Respiration

  1. Oxygen
  2. Gases
  3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  4. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)
  5. Carbon Monoxide
  6. Steroids
  7. Carbon Dioxide
  8. Colloids (Colloid)
  9. Propofol (Diprivan)
  10. sevoflurane (Ultane)
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Therapies Related to Positive-Pressure Respiration

  1. Positive-Pressure Respiration (PEEP)
  2. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation)
  3. Mechanical Ventilators (Ventilator)
  4. Anesthesia
  5. Liquid Ventilation
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