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Comparison of published pressure gradient symbols and equations in mechanics of breathing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17134526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the literature of pulmonary medicine we found dismaying diversity of and inconsistency in terms used to describe physiologic pressure gradients. Standardized terms, definitions, symbols, and equations published by the American Physiological Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Association for Respiratory Care have not been consistently used. Rather, researchers have often used their own definitions for transpulmonary pressure, transairway pressure, transthoracic pressure, transrespiratory pressure, and transdiaphragmatic pressure. We describe the variety of definitions and equations we found for those terms. We contend that it would benefit researchers, students, clinicians, and educators to define these terms precisely and use them consistently.
David F Wolfe; Joseph G Sorbello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0020-1324     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Care     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-30     Completed Date:  2007-03-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1450-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Therapy Education, College of Health Professions, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, 750 E Adams Street, Syracuse NY 13210-2375, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Pulmonary Medicine / standards*
Respiratory Physiological Phenomena*
Terminology as Topic*

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