Monitoring during mechanical ventilation

Clin Chest Med. 1988 Mar;9(1):73-100.


Continuous mechanical ventilation used for life support is accepted as standard practice in nearly every hospital in the United States today. The history of the evolution of techniques that we take virtually for granted today is fascinating. This article recounts some of the highlights in the development of modern-day mechanical ventilators, with emphasis on the past 25 years.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Airway Resistance
  • Carbon Dioxide / physiology
  • Electromyography
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic*
  • Oximetry / methods
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Pulmonary Gas Exchange
  • Respiration, Artificial*
  • Respiratory Muscles / physiology


  • Carbon Dioxide