• Tom Schepens

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    PICU Staff Physician, Department of Critical Care Medicine Antwerp University Hospital —  Edegem, Belgium

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  • Using ultrasound to prevent diaphragm dysfunction

    • 24/01/2019

    Diaphragm ultrasound is a valuable tool to diagnose and prevent ventilator induced diaphragm dysfunction. This review focuses on the use of ultrasound to assess diaphragm structure and function in ventilated patients. The diaphragm is the primary muscle of inspiration. It is a thin dome-shaped muscle that inserts into the lower ribs, xiphoid process, and lumbar vertebrae. It runs parallel...

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