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Table 1 Factors that affect “chest wall” compliance

From: Ventilation in patients with intra-abdominal hypertension: what every critical care physician needs to know

Direct effect on chest wall
 Pleural effusion
 Lung transplant
 Sternotomy (post-CABG)
 Obesity
 Fluid overload
 Rib fractures
Indirect effect on chest wall—intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH)
 Abdominal distension
 Ascites
 Fluid overload
 Obesity