Mission of APRV-TCAV™ Network

The APRV TCAV™ Network was established in 2017 to provide a portal for accurate, up-to-date information and improve the understanding and application of Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) using the Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) Method. Our mission is to advance the science and heighten our comprehension of the mechanistic aspects of lung–ventilator interactions. New knowledge and a greater understanding of the problem leads us to the safer application of mechanical ventilation and prevention of ventilator related lung dysfunction. We aspire to bring a community together to engage in knowledge transfer, share experiences to foster discussion and stimulate debate. Ultimately, the vision of The APRV TCAV™ Network is to advance care for critically ill patients worldwide.

Meet the APRV Network Team

Nader M. Habashi

MD, FACP, FCCP
John Doe

I am a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Professor of Surgery and member of the Cardiopulmonary lab at the Upstate Medical University, and the Clinical Medical Director of the Respiratory Therapy Department at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.  I remain actively involved in clinical and laboratory research with an interest in mechanical ventilation and a particular focus on ARDS and the application of a Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) Method of applying Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) to prevent ARDS.

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
― Albert Einstein

Gary F. Nieman

BA [Degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology]
John Doe

I am a Professor and Pulmonary Physiologist in the Department of Surgery at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. I direct the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory, which uses clinically applicable large animal models to study the pathophysiology and treatment of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). My current research is focused on the viscoelastic nature of alveolar recruitment and collapse and how the mechanical breath component of time at inspiration and expiration can effectively open and stabilize the acutely injured lung. Understanding the dynamic mechanics of alveolar inflation and deflation provides mechanistic understanding to the clinical efficacy of the (TCAV) Method of applying Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) to prevent ARDS.

“Truth in science is not majority rule. The truth may be that of the sole decenter” – Richard Dawkins

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