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1/ [ 5th AMIB-ESICM Symposium]:
I talked about the physiological rationale of the #HFNC for hypercapnic ARF.
So not all hypercapnic ARF are the same. There are those due to Central hypoventilation / neuromuscular disorders & those due to V/Q mismatch
@israelmaia16 @RENOVATEtrial
2/ In the V/Q mismatch category, airway diseases such as #COPD commonly presents a mismatch due to ⬆️Vd/Vt. And how that happens can be easily appreciated in these two slides:
#RENOVATEtrial
3/ Dead space (Vd) is composed by:
- anatomical dead space (fixed)
- alveolar dead space (which can vary)

When we think on the potential effect of the HFNC for hypercapnic ARF, it´s probable that the greatest benefits will b seen on hypercapnia due to ⬆️Vd/Vt, and the reason is:
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1/11
Short #Tweetorial

How did we started with heated humified high flow nasal cannula in 🇺🇾 ?

Easy explanation of 3 #HHHFNC homemade models #HFNC devices?

(No COI to declare)

#PedsICU #SoMe4MV #historyofmedicine @WFPICCS
2/
It is really easy.
You can get information of its uses and applications in this nice review in @respcare ▶️ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27016353

This is basically the diagram 👇
3/
So back in 2012 in our country we wanted to try some kind of respiratory support for the youngest infants in which interfases for #NIV was difficult.

SO we came up with an idea: What if we dismantle the old ventilators we do not use any more?

Like this ones 👇
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