Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for quantification of pulmonary edema in acute lung injury

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Trepte, Constantin J. C.
Phillips, Charles R.
Solà, Josep
Adler, Andy
Haas, Sebastian A.
Rapin, Michael
Böhm, Stephan H.
Reuter, Daniel A.
Assessment of pulmonary edema is a key factor in monitoring and guidance of therapy in critically ill patients. To date, methods available at the bedside for estimating the physiologic correlate of pulmonary edema, extravascular lung water, often are unreliable or require invasive measurements. The aim of the present study was to develop a novel approach to reliably assess extravascular lung water by making use of the functional imaging capabilities of electrical impedance tomography
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Critical Care, vol. 20 (1), pp. 18