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Airway Pressure-time Curve Profile Detects Tidal Recruitment/Hyperinflation

Airway Pressure-time Curve Profile Detects Tidal Recruitment/Hyperinflation

Airway pressure-time curve profile (stress index) detects tidal recruitment/hyperinflation in experimental acute lung injury. Shape of the Paw-t curve detects tidal recruitment and tidal hyperinflation. Pulmonary computed tomography was obtained during end-expiratory and end-inspiratory occlusions. Tidal recruitment was quantified as nonaerated (between −100 and +100 Hounsfield units) lung area at end-expiration minus end-inspiration.

CriticalCare.news
April 17, 2018