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Feasibility of structured light Plethysmography (SLP) in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Simon, Natalie 
Kolvekar, Priyanka 
Kolvekar, Shyam 


Abstract: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most institutions have changed the way patients are assessed or investigated. Using novel non-contact technology, it is possible to continuously monitor the lung function of peri-operative patients undergoing cardiothoracic procedures. Primarily, this results in increased patient surveillance, and therefore, safety. Many centres, globally, are starting to use structured light plethysmography (SLP) technology, providing a non-aerosol generating procedure in place of traditional spirometry. While more evidence is needed, our clinical usage; previous and on-going studies; demonstrate definite potential that SLP is a valuable tool.



Letter to the Editor, Coronavirus, Chest wall deformity

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BioMed Central