Nicholas B. Tiller
Effect of spirometry on intra-thoracic pressures
Tiller, Nicholas B.; Simpson, Andrew J.
Due to the high intra-thoracic pressures associated with forced vital capacity manoeuvres, spirometry is contraindicated for vulnerable patients. However, the typical pressure response to spirometry has not been reported. Eight healthy, recreationally-active men performed spirometry while oesophageal pressure was recorded using a latex balloon-tipped catheter.
Peak oesophageal pressure during inspiration was − 47 ± 9 cmH2O (37 ± 10% of maximal inspiratory pressure), while peak oesophageal pressure during forced expiration was 102 ± 34 cmH2O (75 ± 17% of maximal expiratory pressure). The deleterious consequences of spirometry might be associated with intra-thoracic pressures that approach maximal values during forced expiration.
Tiller, N. B., & Simpson, A. J. (2018). Effect of spirometry on intra-thoracic pressures. BMC research notes, 11(1), Article 110. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3217-9
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 1, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Feb 8, 2018|
|Publication Date||Feb 8, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Feb 9, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||Feb 13, 2018|
|Journal||BMC Research Notes|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; General Medicine|
© The Author(s) 2018
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