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“Expiratory holding” approach in measuring end-expiratory pulmonary artery wedge pressure for mechanically ventilated patients

Author(s): Yang W | Zhao X | Feng Q | An Y | Wei K | Wang W | Li C | Cheng X

Journal: Patient Preference and Adherence
ISSN 1177-889X

Volume: 2013;
Issue: default;
Start page: 1041;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Wanjie Yang,1 Xuefeng Zhao,1 Qingguo Feng,1 Youzhong An,2 Kai Wei,1 Wei Wang,1 Chang Li,1 Xiuling Cheng1 1Intensive Care Unit, the Fifth Central Hospital of Tianjin, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China; 2Intensive Care Unit, Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China Objective: To accurately measure the end-expiratory pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) with the “expiration holding” function on the ventilator and the “pulmonary artery wedge pressure review” software on the monitor. Materials and methods: Fifty prospective measurements were made on 12 patients undergoing pulmonary artery catheter and mechanical ventilation. All measurements were divided into

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