Chronic Pulmonary Hyperinflation by P. Paoletti, G. Viegi, G. Carmignani, L. Carrozzi, U.

By P. Paoletti, G. Viegi, G. Carmignani, L. Carrozzi, U. Mammini, L. Landucci, F. Di Pede (auth.), A. Grassino, C. Rampulla, N. Ambrosino, C. Fracchia (eds.)

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P. DERENNE2 1. Respiratory Physiopathology Group, eh. Nicolle Hospital, Rouen, France 2. e. chronic bronchitis, and emphysema, are characterized by anatomical and functional damage ofthe airways. The first implications of these abnormalities can be observed when examining the flow volume loop. e. when they are independent of the expiratory effort. In severe COPD, forced expiratory flow is smaller than that measured during tidal breathing. This is due to an increased collapsibility of the airways, and to airway closure when intrathoracic pressure becomes positive.

E. chronic bronchitis, and emphysema, are characterized by anatomical and functional damage ofthe airways. The first implications of these abnormalities can be observed when examining the flow volume loop. e. when they are independent of the expiratory effort. In severe COPD, forced expiratory flow is smaller than that measured during tidal breathing. This is due to an increased collapsibility of the airways, and to airway closure when intrathoracic pressure becomes positive. It follows that when the severe COPD patients use their expiratory muscles, they cannot increase, and often they may actually decrease expiratory flow instead of increasing it.

The diaphragm may reach its fatigue threshold, whieh has been demonstrated to occur when the tension time index (TTdi =TIrrTOT x Pdi/ Pdi max) is higher than 153 , where Pdi is the mean transdiaphragmatie pressure during inspiration and Pdi max is maximum transdiaphragmatic pressure. Central repiratory drive must be increased in order to produce normal or increased ventilation with a ventilatory apparatus characterized by an increased mechanieal hindrance and a reduced mechanical efficiency of the diaphagm.

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