atelectatic


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at·e·lec·tat·ic

(at'ĕ-lek-tat'ik),
Relating to atelectasis.

at·e·lec·tat·ic

(at-ĕ-lek-tat'ik)
Relating to atelectasis.
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IS helps in better oxygenation in first 24 hours after open heart surgery, and ensures good inspiratory effort by the patients, which in turn results in decreased incidence of atelectatic pulmonary complications.
The lesion was producing a significant mass effect in the thorax, as both the left lower lobe and a significant portion of the left upper lobe of the lung were completely atelectatic.
Thoracic CT scans revealed mediastinal lymphadenopathy, bilateral emphysematous areas, and the right upper lobe had bronchiectatic, fibrotic and atelectatic areas.
Effect of intrapleural pressure on pulmonary shunt through atelectatic dog lung.
Manual hyperinflation might open collateral channels within the lungs, which could theoretically recruit atelectatic lung regions and facilitate secretion mobilisation (Anderson et al 1979).
In expiration the surfactant molecules pack together so tightly that the surface tension normally generated at a liquid-gas interface shrinks to ~0 mN/m eliminating the atelectatic force at end expiration.
The alveoli in half of the specimens were atelectatic.
THEORY: High frequency puffs of air are believed to open atelectatic alveoli and deliver air behind mucus plugs, helping to dislodge them.
Immature lungs become progressively atelectatic due to alveolar collapse resulting from the deficiency in surfactant, causing respiratory distress.
Any PPCs like development of pleural effusion, atelectatic lung on Chest X-Ray, lobar lung collapse or requirement of NIV every 4-6 hourly during the first 48 hours were also noted.