Individualized support of pulmonary outcomes by the use of programmable automatic lateral therapy and electrical impedance tomography.
Mechanical ventilation complications
Lung overdistension, barotrauma, lung collapse, and blood desaturation
Significant costs to health care system
INVASIVE MECHANICAL VENTILATION (IMV) IN THE USA
IMV represents a high and mortality group of patients that are associated with significant costs to the healthcare system.
per 100.000 adults received IMV in 2009 (1)
hospital cost increment by one IMV day (2)
cost saving per patient after implementation of CLRT (3)
Programmable Automatic Lateral Therapy
Synergy between the two complementing technologies (ALT & EIT) create a closed loop system which allows immediate feedback on the effect that interventions have on the patient and precise treatment to be delivered.
AUTOMATIC LATERAL THERAPY WITH ELECTRIC IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY
AUTOMATIC LATERAL THERAPY (ALT)
Lateral tilt with adequate PEEP can control ventilation distribution and trigger lung opening.
ELECTRIC IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY (EIT) Provides real-time visualization of patients' mechanical ventilation.
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