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What is the Trilogy100 ventilator?

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The Trilogy100 ventilator is a mixed-mode, mechanical ventilation device that offers respiratory support both invasively and non-invasively, states Philips. Users range from pediatric patients weighting at least 11 pounds to adults with respiratory problems.

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The Trilogy100 ventilator offers versatility in mechanical ventilation by enabling volume delivery and pressure control functions within one device. It offers passive and active circuits for assisted ventilation. The device helps in the management of sleep apnea, ALS-related respiratory weakness and other lung diseases, says PatientsLikeMe. This effectively improves the sleep quality as well as cognitive functions of the patients. The Phillips Auto-TRAK algorithm within the device optimizes its synchronization with the patient’s ventilation and compensates for leaks, according to Philips. Adaptability of the ventilator to a patient's needs allows for the treatment of respiratory illnesses that require patients to frequently change prescriptions.

Furthermore, it has a 1 GB storage device that records a patient's respiratory data, notes Philips. It monitors exhaled tidal volume, exhaled minute ventilation, leak rate, respiratory rate, peak inspiratory flow, peak inspiratory pressure and mean airway pressure. DirectView Software analyzes this data for auto-regulation of a patient’s ventilation needs and compiles reports of this data. The Trilogy100 has a combined battery life of about eight hours from both an internal and detachable battery.

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