April 7, 2020

Mechanical Ventilation In COVID - 19

On this episode of Critical Matters, we will focus on respiratory support and mechanical ventilation with COVID-19. Our guest is Dr. Luciano Gattinoni, a thought leader in the field of critical care. Dr. Gattinoni introduced the concept of lung rest by extracorporeal CO2 removal in acute respiratory failure. He pioneered the use of thoracic CT in ARDS, which culminated in the "baby lung", lung recruitability, and Mechanical Power concepts. His research is focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of acute respiratory failure, including prone positioning, sepsis and acid-based disorders. Dr. Gattinoni has published more than 400 research articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals.

Additional Resources:
COVID-19 Does Not Lead to a “Typical” Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: https://bit.ly/3e2cNNw
COVID-19 Pneumonia: Different Respiratory Treatment for Different Phenotypes?: https://bit.ly/2URaCFd

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
Siddharta by Herman Hess: https://amzn.to/3bXi6vP
The Prince by Nicolo Machiaveli: https://amzn.to/2RjyOho
Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology: https://amzn.to/2UQLeiX
The Pathway for Oxygen by M.D. Edwald R. Weibel: https://amzn.to/2yKpNrf
Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders by Burton Rose and Theodore Post: https://amzn.to/3e2dDdh