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Respiratory Mechanics During Anesthesia and Mechanical Ventilation

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. Kai Rehder,
  2. H. Michael Marsh

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030343

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Rehder, K. and Marsh, H. M. 2011. Respiratory Mechanics During Anesthesia and Mechanical Ventilation. Comprehensive Physiology. 737–752.

Author Information

  1. Departments of Anesthesiology and of Physiology and Biophysics, Mayo Medical School and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Effects of Anesthesia on the Chest Wall
    • 1.1
      Anesthesia With Spontaneous Breathing
    • 1.2
      Anesthesia-Paralysis With Mechanical Ventilation of the Lungs
  • 2
    Effects of Anesthesia on FRC
  • 3
    Effects of Anesthesia on Pressure-Volume Relationships
    • 3.1
      Total Respiratory System
    • 3.2
      Lungs
    • 3.3
      Chest Wall
    • 3.4
      Mechanisms for Changes in Pressure- Volume Relationships
  • 4
    Effects of Anesthesia on Pressure-Flow Relationships
  • 5
    Effects of Anesthesia on Intrapulmonary Inspired-Gas Distribution
    • 5.1
      Anesthesia With Spontaneous Breathing
    • 5.2
      Anesthesia-Paralysis With Mechanical Ventilation of the Lungs
  • 6
    Conclusions