High-frequency jet ventilation in weaning the ventilator-dependent patient

Crit Care Med. 1984 Sep;12(9):780-1. doi: 10.1097/00003246-198409000-00021.


Nine ventilator-dependent patients were successfully weaned from mechanical ventilatory support by high-frequency jet ventilation. All patients had been on ventilatory support for at least 2 wk, and had not responded to attempts at weaning by intermittent mandatory ventilation.

MeSH terms

  • Carbon Dioxide / blood
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Oxygen / blood
  • Respiration, Artificial / methods*
  • Time Factors


  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Oxygen