Exsufflation | definition of exsufflation by Medical dictionary
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exsufflation (ĕk″sŭ-flā′shŭn) [″ + sufflatio, blown up]
Forceful expulsion of air from a cavity by artificial means, such as use of a mechanical exsufflator. Exsufflation is often used to simulate a cough and remove secretions from the airway.
n the forced discharge of the breath.
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Notably, in SPLS groups, the median EBL and the anal exsufflation
time were significantly less than those of the conventional group (5 ml vs.
Interventions: Pressures of 15, 30, and 40 cm H2O were cycled to each patient, with 2 s for insufflation and 3 s for exsufflation
There were no significant differences in the mean duration of surgery (time elapsed from the end of the induction of anesthesia until exsufflation
or incision closure) between LC [mean (SD), 91.
Chatwin M, Simonds AK (2009) The addition of mechanical insufflation/ exsufflation
shortens airway-clearance sessions in neuromuscular patients with chest infection.