Update 1990 pp 252-259 | Cite as

Measurement of the Work of Breathing in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

  • J. Mancebo
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 10)

Abstract

Work, in physics, means to apply a force through a distance and in a solid system, work is performed when this force moves its point of application across a determined length. When the physical system is a fluid, work is performed when a pressure changes the volume of the system. The relation is as follows: Work (W) = Pressure (P) × Volume (V) [1–3].

Keywords

Fatigue Catheter Cage Polyethylene Compressibility 

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