Expiratory flow limitation (EFL) is characterised by a markedly reduced expiratory flow insensitive to the expiratory driving pressure. The presence of EFL can influence the respiratory and cardiovascular function and damage the small airways; its occurrence has been demonstrated in different diseases, such as COPD, asthma, obesity, cardiac failure, ARDS, and cystic fibrosis. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of EFL in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure and to determine the main clinical characteristics, the risk factors and clinical outcome associated with the presence of EFL.

Expiratory flow limitation in intensive care: prevalence and risk factors

Volta, Carlo Alberto
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Dalla Corte, Francesca
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Ragazzi, Riccardo;Scaramuzzo, Gaetano;Spadaro, Savino
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2019

Abstract

Expiratory flow limitation (EFL) is characterised by a markedly reduced expiratory flow insensitive to the expiratory driving pressure. The presence of EFL can influence the respiratory and cardiovascular function and damage the small airways; its occurrence has been demonstrated in different diseases, such as COPD, asthma, obesity, cardiac failure, ARDS, and cystic fibrosis. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of EFL in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure and to determine the main clinical characteristics, the risk factors and clinical outcome associated with the presence of EFL.
2019
Volta, Carlo Alberto; Dalla Corte, Francesca; Ragazzi, Riccardo; Marangoni, Elisabetta; Fogagnolo, Alberto; Scaramuzzo, Gaetano; Grieco, Domenico Luca; Alvisi, Valentina; Rizzuto, Chiara; Spadaro, Savino
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