At each breath, the respiratory system must overcome two opposing forces to be able to move air in and out of the lungs: the resistance to airflow and the distensibility (or compliance) of the respiratory system.
This document answers following questions about compliance:
- What is compliance?
- How is it obtained?
- What are the main differences between static and dynamic compliance?
- How are the measurements done with the flexiVent?
- for dynamic compliance
- for static compliance
- When to use static vs dynamic compliance measurements?
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