Susimeire Gomes

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OBJECTIVES Pneumothorax is a frequent complication during mechanical ventilation. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive tool that allows real-time imaging of regional ventilation. The purpose of this study was to 1) identify characteristic changes in the EIT signals associated with pneumothoraces; 2) develop and fine-tune an algorithm for(More)
RATIONALE In normal lungs, local changes in pleural pressure (P(pl)) are generalized over the whole pleural surface. However, in a patient with injured lungs, we observed (using electrical impedance tomography) a pendelluft phenomenon (movement of air within the lung from nondependent to dependent regions without change in tidal volume) that was caused by(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore if positive-pressure ventilation delivered by a conventional ICU ventilator at a moderately high frequency (HFPPV) allows a safe reduction of tidal volume (V T) below 6 mL/kg in a porcine model of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and at a lower mean airway pressure than high-frequency(More)
1. Divisão de Pneumologia, Instituto do Coração – InCor – Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP) Brasil. 2. Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, A.C.Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo (SP) Brasil. The pulmonary parenchyma is prone to injuries caused by indirect insults, such as sepsis, pancreatitis, burn, blood(More)
Parte superior do formulário Digite um texto ou endereço de um site ou traduza um documento. The aim of this study is to evaluate the histological changes in lung parenchyma of pigs affected by interstitial lung disease induced after the infusion of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs). Ten female swines were submitted to pulmonary fibrosis induced by a(More)
OBJECTIVES Atelectasis develops in critically ill obese patients when undergoing mechanical ventilation due to increased pleural pressure. The current study aimed to determine the relationship between transpulmonary pressure, lung mechanics, and lung morphology and to quantify the benefits of a decremental positive end-expiratory pressure trial preceded by(More)
OBJECTIVES We recently described how spontaneous effort during mechanical ventilation can cause "pendelluft," that is, displacement of gas from nondependent (more recruited) lung to dependent (less recruited) lung during early inspiration. Such transfer depends on the coexistence of more recruited (source) liquid-like lung regions together with less(More)
To evaluate the effects of different mechanical ventilation (MV) strategies on the mucociliary system. Experimental study. Twenty-seven male New Zealand rabbits. After anesthesia, animals were tracheotomized and ventilated with standard ventilation [tidal volume (Vt) 8 ml/kg, positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) 5 cmH2O, flow 3 L/min, FiO2 0.4] for 30(More)
RATIONALE Spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation increases transpulmonary pressure and Vt, and worsens lung injury. Intuitively, controlling Vt and transpulmonary pressure might limit injury caused by added spontaneous effort. OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that, during spontaneous effort in injured lungs, limitation of Vt and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To investigate whether performing alveolar recruitment or adding inspiratory pauses could promote physiologic benefits (VT) during moderately-high-frequency positive pressure ventilation (MHFPPV) delivered by a conventional ventilator in a porcine model of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS Prospective(More)
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