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Work

1. To perform a task, especially in exchange for compensation or the potential for profit. Working is necessary for any economy to function.

2. See: Job.

work

see JOB, LABOUR, WORK ORGANIZATION, SOCIOLOGY OF WORK, HOMEWORKING, DOMESTIC LABOUR.

work

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Ultimately, the patient develops acute respiratory failure because of the increased work of breathing caused by (1) refractory hypoxemia, (2) increased alveolar dead space, and (3) severely decreased compliance.
We did not directly measure work of breathing and as calculated work of breathing will be reflective of ventilator work and not patient work, this would not be clinically useful.
It seems therefore, that the goal of early mobilization following SCI to prevent complications such as venous stasis, gastric ileus, urinary stasis and skin breakdown, may actually compromise pulmonary status during spinal shock by increasing the work of breathing and decreasing lung expansion which may contribute to atelectasis.
The goals of ventilation include oxygenation, lung protection, reduced work of breathing, acid-base balance and that the patient should be comfortable on the ventilator.
Effects of heat and moisture exchangers on minute ventilation, ventilatory drive, and work of breathing during pressure-support ventilation in acute respiratory failure.
The Breathe NIOV System provides augmented tidal volume, which reduces the work of breathing for people with respiratory insufficiency caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
In fact, the difference between the airway pressure areas during constant flow ventilation delivered passively and during triggered breathing precisely quantifies the patient's work of breathing.
It provides augmented tidal volume and supplemental oxygen, which reduces the work of breathing for people with respiratory insufficiency caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
Apart from the associated reduction in the work of breathing, using positive pressure causes a marked upward shift in the pleural pressure that surrounds the heart and central blood vessels.
The authors note that ideal ventilatory assistance should be synchronized to each patient's inspiratory efforts in order to decrease work of breathing.