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Eur J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;173(12):1715-7. doi: 10.1007/s00431-014-2399-y. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

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

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Department of Neonatology, Emma Children's Hospital AMC, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, p.s.burgvander@amc.nl.

Abstract

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 inĀ 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.

PMID:
25146419
DOI:
10.1007/s00431-014-2399-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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