Quasi-static pulmonary P-V curves of patients with ARDS, Part I: Characterization.

Quasi-static, pulmonary pressure-volume (P-V) curves are combined with a respiratory system model to analyze characteristics of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It is shown that there exist distinct differences between healthy- and injured-respiratory system in the order of magnitudes of parameters of their P-V model equation. Four… CONTINUE READING