Unilateral atelectasis in a preterm infant monitored with electrical impedance tomography: a case report

P.S. van der Burg, M. Miedema, Franciscus H.C. de Jongh, A.H. van Kaam

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Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a non-invasive, radiation-free tool to monitor regional changes in ventilation. This report describes, for the first time, that unilateral atelectasis in an extremely low birth weight infant results in a loss of regional ventilation measured by EIT in the affected lung. Conclusion: EIT is currently the most promising technique to monitor regional lung aeration continuously at the bedside in this vulnerable population.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1715-1717
JournalEuropean journal of pediatrics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2015


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  • IR-99692

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