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Explain the condition called barotrauma.?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Barotrauma...
...Usually refers to damage to the lungs of a patient on a ventilator. It is almost always used to specifically mean air escaping the lung into the pleura (pneumothorax) or the mediastinum (area between the lungs; a pneumomediastinum).
While it is a common complication in people with severe acute respiratory failure (e.g. Ards), by itself it has no impact on the probability of survival.

In brief: Barotrauma...
...Usually refers to damage to the lungs of a patient on a ventilator. It is almost always used to specifically mean air escaping the lung into the pleura (pneumothorax) or the mediastinum (area between the lungs; a pneumomediastinum).
While it is a common complication in people with severe acute respiratory failure (e.g. Ards), by itself it has no impact on the probability of survival.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Internal Medicine
In brief: Many
It is high static pressure in the lung , most commonly seen on pts on a ventilator due to high airway pressure , it can be avoided if they follow the standard protocol .
Can be seen in diving , flying etc.

In brief: Many
It is high static pressure in the lung , most commonly seen on pts on a ventilator due to high airway pressure , it can be avoided if they follow the standard protocol .
Can be seen in diving , flying etc.
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
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