respiratory compliance

res·pi·ra·to·ry com·pli·ance

(res'pir-ă-tōr-ē kŏm-plī'ăns)
The change in lung volume per unit change in transrespiratory pressure when the respiratory muscles are relaxed; may be static or dynamic.
Synonym(s): respiratory system compliance.
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12] In this study, we noticed that abnormality in the pattern of PF parameters were increased with increasing BMI which is contrasting with the findings of Naimark and Chemiack who showed that in comparison to normal subjects, in obese patients' total respiratory compliance was significantly reduced, [13] whereas study from Bengaluru by Sudhir and Chandrashekara on 150 subjects reported an increase in FVC with increasing BMI.
The newborns delivered to smokers taking vitamin C demonstrated a significantly increased peak tidal expiratory flow to expiratory time (TPTEF:TE) ratio and passive respiratory compliance per kg (Crs/kg) compared to placebo.
At birth, they examined two respiratory function measures: the ratio of time to peak expiratory flow/expiratory time (TPTEF:TE) and passive respiratory compliance per kg (Crs/kg).
Multiple Surfaxin batches have been used to assess the biological activity of Surfaxin via measurement of respiratory compliance at various time points across the proposed shelf-life in both the preterm lamb model and the optimized BAT.
After ventilator-induced hyperinflation in sidelying, respiratory compliance had increased 4.
This finding was supported by the larger increase in respiratory compliance as well as the higher volume of mucus secretion in the experimental intervention.
Respiratory compliance deteriorated to the point where ventilator pressures of 32/15 cm[H.
The expanding uterus pushes the diaphragm up, reducing functional residual capacity and decreasing total respiratory compliance, due to a reduction in chest wall compliance (4).
They have demonstrated that total respiratory compliance is reduced by as much as two-thirds of the normal value in obese individuals.
Dhyr et al (2003) reported that a recruitment manoeuvre performed after open endotracheal suctioning was well tolerated and produced rapid recovery in end-expiratory lung volume, respiratory compliance, and arterial oxygenation in a small study in adults.
They found that after suctioning with no recruitment manoeuvre, maximal respiratory compliance had not recovered after 25 minutes, whereas with the recruitment manoeuvre compliance was rapidly regained.
Evidence supports the use of manual hyperinflation for re-expanding acute atelectasis (Rothen et al 1993), improving respiratory compliance (Choi et al 2005, Hodgson et al 2000, Jones et al 1992b, Patman et al 2000), reducing inspiratory resistance (Choi et al 2005), increasing oxygenation (Stiller et al 1996, Paratz et al 2002) and enhancing the removal of secretions (Hodgson et al 2000).