We compared a standard fixed duration Sustained Inflation (SI) during resuscitation at birth in preterm lambs with two SI guided by real-time volumetric EIT imaging, lasting respectively until volume plateau and until 30s beyond plateau. Global and local end expiratory volume (EEV), lung mechanics and gas exchange were measured. Both the volumetric EIT guided approaches were feasible and resulted in better relative lung aeration.

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Publisher International Steering Committee on Electrical Impedance Tomography
Series 15th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT 2014)
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Lavizzari, Anna, Zonneveld, Elroy, Rajapaksa, Anushi, Black, Don, Perkins, Liz, Sourial, Magdy, … Tingay, David. (2014). Fixed-Duration versus EIT-determined Volume-Response Defined Sustained Inflation in Preterm Lambs. In 15th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT 2014). International Steering Committee on Electrical Impedance Tomography.