Preserving spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation prevents muscle atrophy of the diaphragm, but may lead to ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). We present a case in which monitoring of trans-pulmonary pressure and ventilation distribution using Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) provided essential information for preventing VILI.

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Journal Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Shono, A, Somhorst, P, & Gommers, D.A.M.P.J. (2017). Electrical impedance tomography and trans-pulmonary pressure measurements in a patient with extreme respiratory drive. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, 20, 141–144. doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2017.01.008