The effect of inflation length on lung aeration pattern, tidal volumes and functional residual capacity (FRC) immediately after birth was investigated. Preterm rabbits (28 days), randomized into 4 groups, received a 1, 5, 10, or 20 sec inflation (SI) followed by ventilation with 5 cmH2O end-expiratory pressure. Gas volumes were measured by plethysmography and uniformity of lung aeration by phase contrast X-ray imaging for 7 minutes. The first inspiratory volume significantly (p
Te Pas, A. B., Siew, M. L-L., Wallace, M. J., Kitchen, M. J.
, Fouras, A., Lewis, R.
, Yagi, N., Uesugi, K., Donath, S., Davis, P. G., Morley, C. J., & Hooper, S. B.
(2009). Effect of sustained inflation length on establishing functional residual capacity at birth in ventilated premature rabbits
. Pediatric Research
(3), 295 - 300. https://doi.org/10.1203/PDR.0b013e3181b1bca4