What Is Barotrauma in Mechanical Ventilation? Center

Barotrauma is a condition in which the alveoli (air sacs of the lungs) rupture with a subsequent entry of air into the surrounding extra alveolar space. Barotrauma mainly occurs either due to the rupture of the air sacs (alveolus) of lungs or a direct injury. Alveolar rupture can be either ventilator-related or disease-related. Ventilator-related causes include Positive pressure ventilation and Elevated pressure. Disease-related causes include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic interstitial lung disease, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Read more: What Is Barotrauma in Mechanical Ventilation? Article


COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the same as adult-onset asthma. See Answer

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