Lung Function Monitoring in the ICU: Available Techniques and Future Requirements

  • B. Lachmann
  • S. J. C. Verbrugge
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Lung function monitoring should provide basic physiological information on gas transport from the air via the lung into the blood and should — depending on the level of care — provide parameters which make a differentiation of the cause of the disturbance in gas exchange possible (Table 1).


Electric Impedance Tomography Oxygenation Index Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Lean Body Weight Alveolar Recruitment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Lachmann
    • 1
  • S. J. C. Verbrugge
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of AnaesthesiologyErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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