Compartmental analysis of breathing in the supine and prone positions by optoelectronic plethysmography

Andrea Aliverti, Raffaele Dellacà, Paolo Pelosi, Davide Chiumello, Luciano Gattinoni, Antonio Pedotti

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Abstract

A study was performed to develop and test the feasibility of optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) analysis of the chest wall (CW) in constrained postures (supine and prone) typical for critically ill patients. In ten normal subjects, CW volume changes measured during quiet (QB) and deep (DB) breathing on rigid and soft supports were compared. Results confirm the feasibility of OEP as an attractive tool for the analysis of patients who are not able to maintain other postures than supine or prone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-70
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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