Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on respiratory mechanics and breathing pattern in healthy individuals

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Introduction Variable levels of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) are widely used during mechanical ventilation or during spontaneous breathing for acute or chronic lung diseases. In this study, respiratory indirect plethysmography (RIP), electromyography (EMG) of the transversus abdominis and scalene muscles and indirect calorimetry are used to achieve an integrated picture of the changes in the respiratory system after exposure to 10 cmH2O CPAP.

DOI: 10.1186/2197-425X-3-S1-A268

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@inproceedings{Soilemezi2015EffectsOC, title={Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on respiratory mechanics and breathing pattern in healthy individuals}, author={E Soilemezi and E Koco and M Oikonomou and M Georgiadis and D Matamis}, booktitle={Intensive care medicine experimental}, year={2015} }