Non-conventional Ventilatory Team (NVT)

Our research is aimed at all aspects of artificial lung ventilation: theoretical analyses, modeling, design of respiratory care equipment, animal ventilatory experiments, clinical trials and education in respiratory care. We are focused especially on High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV), heliox and Electrical Impedance Tomography in respiratory care. NVT is based at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. Members of NVT are radio amateur operators of the “Poor Wave” radio club and they communicate at 430.300 MHz FM with CTCSS 107.2 Hz; reachable also via OK0BC or OK0K (with EchoLink as well) repeaters.

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Respiratory Days 2023 — Book the date

The 12th annual RESPIRATORY DAYS conference will be held at Bumbalka, Labská u Špindlerova Mlýna, Krkonoše Mts. (Find the place), on September 6–8, 2023 (Wed—Fri).

(For members of FBMI CTU only: The conference will immediately precede the BioŠrot and ParaŠrot training courses. Biošrot & Parašrot will take place at the same place, starting on Saturday, September 9, 2023.)

Unrecognized dynamic hyperinflation (or hypoinflation) may affect safety and outcome of HFOV

We have published an article about dynamic hyperinflation and hypoinflation that developes during High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV). It can be monitored and quantified non-invasively using Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). Dynamic hyperinflation develops for inspiratory to expriratory time ratio 1:1, whereas dynamic hypoinflation developes for I:E=1:2. The magnitude of the dynamic hyper-/hypoventilation may be clinically significant.

The fulltext: Electrical-Impedance-Tomography-Can-Be-Used-to-Quantify-Lung-Hyperinflation-during-HFOV-The-Pilot-Study-in-Pigs.pdf.

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