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This disclosure describes systems and methods for compensating for leakage when during delivery of gas from a medical ventilator in a proportional assist mode to a patient. The technology described herein includes systems and methods to compensate the delivery of PA ventilation for leakage in the patient circuit by using leak-compensated lung flows as well as leak-compensated respiratory mechanics parameters (lung compliance and lung resistance) estimated in a manner that compensates for elastic and inelastic leaks from the ventilation system.

Title
Leak-compensated proportional assist ventilation
Application Number
12/408408
Publication Number
8267085 (B2)
Application Date
March 20, 2009
Publication Date
September 18, 2012
Inventor
Jeffrey K Aviano
Escondido
CA, US
Gail F Upham
Fallbrook
CA, US
Rhomere S Jimenez
Winchester
CA, US
Mehdi M Jafari
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
Assignee
Nellcor Puritan Bennett
CO, US
IPC
F16K 31/02
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