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Biotrauma

Definition of the noun Biotrauma

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  1. [medicine] A severe inflammatory response produced in the lungs of patients who breathe by means of a mechanical ventilator for a long period of time.

Explanation

Biotrauma: Although the term has occasionally been used in other ways, in medical literature biotrauma is usually defined as a severe inflammatory response produced in the lungs of patients who breathe by means of a mechanical ventilator for a long period of time. The term was coined in a 1998 paper by L. N. Tremblay and A. S. Slutsky, titled Ventilator-induced injury: from barotrauma to biotrauma. The message of that paper was that barotrauma caused by pressure differentials is only one of several types of lung damage that a ventilator can produce.

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Google previewAdvanced Respiratory Critical Care (2011)

by Martin Hughes, Roland Black

Biotrauma is a risk factor for developing the multiorgan dysfunction that is responsible for the high mortality of ARDS. Atelectrauma The cyclical opening and closing of lung units during ventilation is referred to as atelectrauma. Alveolar trauma ...

Google previewAACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing (2008)

by AACN

Biotrauma is a general term used to describe the upregulation of the inflammatory response within or outside the lung, resulting in pulmonary alveolar and vascular damage from mechanical ventilation. Volutrauma is a term used to describe ...

Google previewFanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2010)

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh

Biotrauma is a collective term to describe infection and inflammation, as well as the role of oxidative stress on the delicate tissue of the developing lung. Rheotrauma refers to damage evoked by inappropriate airway flow. If flow is excessive, ...

Google previewAdvanced Critical Care Nursing (2017)

by Vicki S. Good, Peggy L. Kirkwood

Biotrauma is a general term used to describe the upregulation of the inflammatory response within or outside the lung, resulting in pulmonary alveolar and vascular damage from mechanical ventilation. Volutrauma is a term used to describe ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

continuous release of various inflammatory mediators ( biotrauma) (3).

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

Biotrauma is one type of ventilatory-induced lung injury. SEE: inflammation for illus. biotype (bi'ö-tip) [" + typos, mark] 1. Individuals possessing the same genotype. 2. In microbiology, the former name for biovar. SEE: biovar. biovar (bi'ó -vār) ...

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Biotrauma Meaning

Video shows what biotrauma means. A severe inflammatory response produced in the lungs of patients who breathe by means of a mechanical ventilator for a ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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