Reliability of transpulmonary pressure–time curve profile to identify tidal recruitment/hyperinflation in experimental unilateral pleural effusion

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The stress index (SI) is a parameter that characterizes the shape of the airway pressure–time profile (P/t). It indicates the slope progression of the curve, reflecting both lung and chest wall properties. The presence of pleural effusion alters the mechanical properties of the respiratory system decreasing transpulmonary pressure (Ptp). We investigated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10877-016-9908-7

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