Transdiaphragmatic pressure and chest roentgenogram in diaphragmatic breathing assessment

C. Fracchia, C. F. Donner, F. Ioli, G. Poggi

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate eventual correlations between transdiaphragmatic pressure (Pdi) measurement and the X-ray method in diaphragmatic breathing assessment. On 15 patients with COLD, we carried out: a) Pdi measurements by means of two thin-walled balloons, one positioned in the stomach and the other in the middle third of the esophagus; b) chest roentgenograms with the help of a screen divided into centrimetres. The mean Pdi value, during breath-holding at TLC, was 79.1 ± 32.1 cmH2O and the mean displacement of the diaphragm, between full inspiration and expiration, deduced from the roentgenograms was 40.4 ± 23.9 mm, with a significant correlation (r=0.76, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Respiratory Physiology
Volume18
Issue numberSuppl. 4
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Fracchia, C., Donner, C. F., Ioli, F., & Poggi, G. (1982). Transdiaphragmatic pressure and chest roentgenogram in diaphragmatic breathing assessment. Clinical Respiratory Physiology, 18(Suppl. 4), 181-184.