Acoustic monitoring--super sonics? Journal Article uri icon
  • Vesicular breath sounds, wheezes, rhonchi, and crackles possess acoustic 'signatures' amenable to detection, quantification, and moment-by-moment visual display. Despite technical hurdles, new methods for sonic evaluation, once perfected, should offer innovative diagnostic and monitoring tools that add clinical value. These emerging options complement current 'static/global' monitoring of mechanics and gas exchange with dynamic regional information long missing from the optimal care of the ventilated patient with critical illness.

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    publication date
  • 2009
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  • Auscultation
  • Critical Illness/nursing
  • Monitoring, Physiologic/*methods
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Mechanics/physiology
  • Respiratory Sounds/*physiopathology
  • Additional Document Info
  • 13
  • issue
  • 4