Acoustic monitoring--super sonics?

John J. Marini

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Abstract

Vesicular breath sounds, wheezes, rhonchi, and crackles possess acoustic 'signatures' amenable to detection, quantification, and moment-by-moment visual display. Despite technical hurdles, new methods for sonic evaluation, once perfected, should offer innovative diagnostic and monitoring tools that add clinical value. These emerging options complement current 'static/global' monitoring of mechanics and gas exchange with dynamic regional information long missing from the optimal care of the ventilated patient with critical illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162
Number of pages1
JournalCritical care (London, England)
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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