In this pilot clinical study, we assessed the effects of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on tidal recruitment and overdistension in mechanically ventilated patients. Changes in EIT-derived regional respiratory system compliance (Crs) induced by variation of tidal volume (VT) were analysed in the chest cross-section and identified the simultaneous occurrence of tidal recruitment and overdistension in the examined patients.

International Steering Committee on Electrical Impedance Tomography
15th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT 2014)
International Steering Committee on Electrical Impedance Tomography

Becher, Tobias, Meinel, Timo, Bläser, Daniel, Zick, Günther, Weiler, Norbert, & Frerichs, Inéz. (2014). Assessment of tidal recruitment and overdistension by regional analysis of respiratory system compliance at different tidal volumes. In 15th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT 2014). International Steering Committee on Electrical Impedance Tomography.