Expiratory asynchrony

Respir Care Clin N Am. 2005 Jun;11(2):265-80. doi: 10.1016/j.rcc.2005.02.001.


Expiratory asynchrony is a universal phenomenon, and expiratory synchrony occurs only by chance. Expiratory asynchrony exists in all breath modes and has a significant impact on the patient's work of breathing and the weaning process. Advancements in ventilator designs and basic physiologic science could lead to the improvement of the expiratory asynchrony.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Exhalation / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Pressure
  • Pulmonary Ventilation / physiology
  • Respiration, Artificial*
  • Respiratory Mechanics / physiology