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The use of esophageal balloon catheter to estimate pleural pressure has gained renewed popularity in recent years. Indeed, measurement of transpulmonary pressure may allow a more pathophysiological-based approach to ventilator strategy in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. Nevertheless, it is well known that esophageal balloon catheter derived parameters can be influenced by several patient-related or technical-related factors.
During a PEEP trial, the investigators will observe in-vivo the esophageal pressure and derived measurements obtained using different esophageal balloon calibration volumes.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
UOC Anestesia e Rianimazione
Monza e Brianza
San Gerardo Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-27T05:38:22-0400
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