Doctor with a patient in intensive care

Lung Compliance: The Ability to Stretch

Respiratory Calculations

If you’ve been around respiratory care or pulmonary medicine any length of time, you are likely very familiar with the idea of both lung compliance and airways resistance. The concept of compliance is arguably the […]

A patient taking a PFT test

PFT Interpretation: A 4 Step Approach

Pulmonary function testing

Pulmonary diseases can be very sneaky, developing subtly over time with very little outward signs or symptoms.  When these diseases are underrecognized and undertreated it can lead to increased damage to the lungs, faster progression of […]

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Mechanical ventilation

Hazards of Mechanical Ventilation

Complications associated with mechanical ventilation are primarily related to the use of positive pressure applied to the lungs and the artificial airways required to provide invasive ventilation. Positive pressure not only damages sensitive lung tissue […]