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Sigh: tool to determine the respiratory viscoelastic properties.

Authors
  • Antonaglia, Vittorio
  • Peratoner, Alberto
  • De Simoni, Loredana
  • Lucangelo, Umberto
  • Gullo, Antonino
  • Zin, Walter A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical monitoring and computing
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2002
Volume
17
Issue
7-8
Pages
459–466
Identifiers
PMID: 14650641
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The long inflation time characteristic of the sigh allowed the determination of the viscoelastic constants by means of a simpler and faster method. Moreover it does not require very small tidal volumes, which can increase reabsorption atelectasis in ALI patients and can improve alveolar recruitment and oxygenation in these patients.

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