chest wall compliance

chest wall com·pli·ance

(chest wawl kŏm-plī'ăns)
The change in chest wall volume per unit change in transmural pressure; may be static or dynamic.
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Because of the excess chest wall weight with subsequent reduced chest wall compliance, ventilation is even more difficult in obese patients.
Insufflation increases the intra-abdominal pressure, leading to venous stasis as well as a further lowering in chest wall compliance and increased airway pressure (Ann.
The change in PPV and SVV during pneumoperitoneum might be attributable to a decrease in chest wall compliance caused by an increase in abdominal pressure (22).
Pneumoperitoneum has been known to decrease chest wall compliance (22).
An important difference between children and adults with regard to blunt chest injury is that children have greater chest wall compliance than adults due to greater cartilage content and incomplete ossification of the ribs.
He outlines the history of respiratory physiology and the structure and function of the thoracic region, then preparation, basic spirometry, and measures for airway responsiveness and resistance, lung volume, single-breath, lung, chest wall compliance, and maximal pressures, blood gasses and pH, and exercise, as well as ethnic differences, final interpretation, and quality control and normal laboratory variability, with 10 cases.
The pleural pressure that surrounds the lung is strongly affected by chest wall compliance.
Intermittent boluses of atracurium were required to improve ventilator synchrony and chest wall compliance.