Influence of tidal volume and thoraco-abdominal separation on the respiratory induced variation of the photoplethysmogram
2000 (English)In: Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, ISSN 1387-1307, E-ISSN 1573-2614, Vol. 16, no 8, 575-581 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective. The present study was aimed at determining the relative influences of tidal volume and thoraco-abdominal separation (relative thoracic and abdominal contribution to the tidal volume) on the respiratory induced intensity variation (RIIV) of the photoplethysmographic signal. The effects were studied in two body positions. Methods. Respiratory inductive plethysmography was used or quantifying thoraco-abdominal separation and for assessing tidal volumes. 10 subjects were trained to perform widely varying degrees of thoraco-abdominal separation at different tidal volumes. The relationship between the RIIV signal peak-to-peak value (measured at the forearm), and the tidal volume and thoraco-abdominal separation was investigated in two body positions with the use of multiple linear regression. Results. Larger tidal volume and more thoracic contribution to respiration were found to increase the RIIV peak-to-peak value (p < 0.0005). In the supine position, the tidal volume influence was stronger than that of thoraco-abdominal separation, and in the sitting position, the opposite was seen. Conclusions. The effects on the RIIV signal following changes in thoraco-abdominal separation and tidal volume are of the same order of magnitude. In the supine position, the influence of thoracic versus abdominal contribution to the tidal volume is not as significant as in the sitting position. Photoplethysmography is a promising technique for combined monitoring of several respiratory parameters, including tidal volume. In situations where the relative thoracic and abdominal contribution are likely to vary, the tidal volume information becomes less reliable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 16, no 8, 575-581 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31006DOI: 10.1023/A:1012260415191Local ID: 16698OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31006DiVA: diva2:251829