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Fig. 4

From: Dorsal recruitment with flow-controlled expiration (FLEX): an experimental study in mechanically ventilated lung-healthy and lung-injured pigs

Fig. 4

Regional ventilation delay for the healthy lung under volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) (a), flow-controlled expiration (FLEX) ventilation (b) and second VCV period (c). Colder (darker blue) colors represent lung areas that participate early in the ventilation, warmer (lighter blue) colors are areas with a delay in inspiration starting time. A larger fraction of lung area participates earlier in ventilation when using FLEX ventilation. This effect is nearly mitigated after switching off FLEX ventilation

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