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Changes in pleural (left) and transdiaphragmatic (right) work indicesafter the application of 10 cmHO inspiratory positive airway pressure(IPAP), expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP), and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

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posted on 30.12.2011, 22:50 by Adelaida M Miro, Michael R Pinsky, Paul L Rogers

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Taken from "Effects of the components of positive airway pressure on work of breathing during bronchospasm"

Critical Care 2004;8(2):R72-R81.

Published online 9 Feb 2004

PMCID:PMC420031.

Copyright © 2004 Miro et al., licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of this article are permitted in all media for any purpose, provided this notice is preserved along with the article's original URL.

IPAP and CPAP significantly reduced transdiaphragmatic pressure (< 0.05) but not pleural pressure work indices compared with control conditions. EPAP significantly increased all indices of respiratory work (*< 0.05).

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