Assessment of the Viscoelastic Constants Using the Rapid Airway Occlusion Technique

  • V. Antonaglia
  • F. Beltrame
  • U. Lucangelo
  • A. Grop


During mechanical ventilation, the technique of rapid airway occlusion (RAO) during constant flow inflation (1–4) and the “single-breath” method (5–9) are probably the most commonly employed for measuring the respiratory mechanics.


Viscoelastic Behaviour Rheological Model Respiratory Mechanic Force Diagram Resistive Branch 


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  • V. Antonaglia
  • F. Beltrame
  • U. Lucangelo
  • A. Grop

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