Does Mechanical Ventilation Cause Further Brain Trauma? | Dr Thiago Bassi
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Systematic review of cognitive impairment and brain insult after mechanical ventilation’ published in Critical Care. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-021-03521-9
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Mechanical ventilation is a medical treatment that artificially enables the body to breathe. Despite being a potentially life-saving intervention, there are concerns it can cause damage to vital organs, such as the brain and lungs. Dr Thiago Bassi from Simon Fraser University in Canada, has undertaken a review of published studies in this field. His findings indicate a potential link between ventilator usage and cognitive impairment whilst highlighting the need for further research.
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