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Patients receive mechanical ventilation for a variety of reasons. The general practitioner should understand the broad categories for initiation of mechanical ventilation as well as be able to determine when a patient can be liberated from a ventilator. The majority of this chapter focuses on the common modes of ventilation, the difference between pressure- and volume-cycled breath delivery and how these different modes are monitored.doi:10.1093/med/9780199358274.003.0038 fatcat:z7cvqidfq5adflgnnszhgtnfaq