Acous Cal Respiratory Monitoring: Historical and Modern Aspects

D. John Doyle*
Department of General Anesthesiology Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE


This brief review introduces the reader to some of the various historical and modern methods that are available for the bio-acoustical assessment of patient breathing, with other bio-acoustical processes discussed peripherally. Some simple methods of respiratory assessment of historical interest are first discussed, along with more modern methods of patient acoustical monitoring based on advanced analytic methods.

Keywords: Bio-acoustics, Breath sounds, Masimo Acoustic RR, Phonocardiogram, Stridor, Wheezes.

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Year: 2019
Volume: 13
Publisher Item Identifier: EA-TOATJ-2019-9

Article History:

Received Date: 21/02/2019
Revision Received Date: 17/05/2019
Acceptance Date: 30/05/2019
Electronic publication date: 28/06/2019
Collection year: 2019

© 2019 D. John Doyle.

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