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The results of monitoring respiratory parameters estimated from flow-pressure-volume measurements can be used to assess patients' pulmonary condition, to detect poor patient-ventilator interaction and consequently to optimize the ventilator settings. A new method is proposed to obtain detailed information about respiratory parameters without interfering(More)
OBJECTIVE In mechanically ventilated patients the expiratory time constant provides information about respiratory mechanics. In the present study a new method, fuzzy clustering, is proposed to determine expiratory time constants. Fuzzy clustering differs from other methods since it neither interferes with expiration nor presumes any functional relationship(More)
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