Effect of compliant intermediate airways on total respiratory resistance and elastance in mechanical ventilation.

@article{Barbini2001EffectOC,
  title={Effect of compliant intermediate airways on total respiratory resistance and elastance in mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Paolo Barbini and Gabriele Cevenini and Fabrizio Bernardi and Maria Rita Massai and G. Gnudi and Guido Avanzolini},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          185-94
        }
}
Total respiratory resistance and elastance were estimated off-line in a sample of 60 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation by means of two regression models in order to analyse and understand a possible physiological mechanism determining differences in inspiration and expiration. The first model considered a single value for resistance and elastance over a whole breathing cycle, whereas the second model considered separate values for inspiratory and expiratory resistance and a single… CONTINUE READING