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Measurement of regional lung function by tetrapolar electrical impedance plethysmography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  446177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study demonstrates the clinical feasibility of atraumatically measuring dynamic regional lung function with tetrapolar electrical impedance plethysmography (EIP) in the pediatric age group. A tetrapolar electrode system was used because of its ability to detect local baseline and pulsatile impedance changes, minimal electrode-tissue impedance interference, and uniform current distribution. Studies performed on 4 children 4 to 15 years old with various pulmonary diseases are presented. The information obtained on their regional ventilation and pulsatile perfusion by EIP was found to agree closely with pulmonary ventilation and perfusion scans. In one case, EIP detected pulsatile perfusion abnormalities which were not apparent in the non-pulsatile perfusion scan but were demonstrated by cineangiography. It is concluded that tetrapolar EIP can provide safe, reliable regional information about ventilation and perfusion in diseased lungs, and because of its atraumatic approach, is technically most suitable for use in children.
T R Weng; J A Spence; G Polgar; J Nyboer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1979 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-01     Completed Date:  1979-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology
Plethysmography, Impedance / instrumentation,  methods*
Pulmonary Circulation*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities
Respiratory Function Tests / instrumentation,  methods*
Respiratory Insufficiency / physiopathology
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio

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