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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 14, No. 3, 2010, pp. 151-153
Bioline Code: cm10031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2010, pp. 151-153

 en Functional residual capacity tool: A practical method to assess lung volume changes during pulmonary complications in mechanically ventilated patients
Veena, S.; Palepu, Sudeep; Umamaheswara Rao, G. S. & Ramesh, V. J.


In this report, we describe a patient in whom we used a functional residual capacity (FRC) tool available on a critical care ventilator to identify the loss of lung volume associated with pulmonary complications and increase in FRC with the application of a recruitment maneuver. The case report underlines the utility of the FRC tool in rapid visualization of the lung volume changes and the effects of application of corrective strategies in patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

Alveolar recruitment, functional residual capacity, mechanical ventilation, monitoring, positive end expiratory pressure, pulmonary complications

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