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Methods for Study of the Chest Wall

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. Stephen H. Loring1,
  2. Eugene N Bruce2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030324

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Loring, S. H. and Bruce, E. N. 2011. Methods for Study of the Chest Wall. Comprehensive Physiology. 415–428.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Departments of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Measurements of Displacement
    • 1.1
      Measurement of Chest Wall Dimensions
    • 1.2
      Techniques for Measuring Volume Displacements
    • 1.3
      Assessment of Muscle Action
  • 2
    Pressure Measurements for Chest Wall
  • 3
    Neuromuscular Electrophysiological Measurements
    • 3.1
      Types of Electrodes
    • 3.2
      Characteristics of Neuromuscular Electrical Signals
    • 3.3
      Amplification and Filtering of Neuromuscular Electrical Signals
    • 3.4
      Introduction to Processing of Neuromuscular Electrical Signals
    • 3.5
      Mass Discharge Recordings: Extracting Respiratory Periodic Signal
    • 3.6
      Alternative Characterizations of Mass Discharge Recordings
    • 3.7
      Comparing Two Signals
    • 3.8
      Processing Single-Unit Activity
  • 4
    Conclusion