Microwaves and Electrical bio-impedance for diagnosing thoracic injuries

Project manager
Stefan Candefjord
Ruben Buendia
Period
2015-01-01 - 2017-12-31

 

Microwaves and Electrical bio-impedance for diagnosing thoracic injuries: Test on a porcine pneumothorax and haemothorax model. In this pilot-study the objective was to determine if microwaves and electrical bio-impedance could have the potential to detectthoracic injuries commonly occurring in road traffic crashes. The final goal is to be able to deploy the methods on-scene in order to decide on best treatment procedures and processes. The study was carried out using a porcine pneumothorax and haemothorax model.

A second study with the objective to determine if microwaves and electrical bio-impedance could have the potential to detect thoracic injuries commonly occurring in road traffic crashes. The final goal is to be able to deploy the methods on-scene in order to decide on best treatment procedures and processes. The study was carried out using a porcine torso model.

Short facts

Project title: Microwaves and Electrical bio-impedance for diagnosing thoracic injuries
Project type:
Research area:
Care and rescue
Period:
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Project publications

In the prehospital setting, a point-of-care diagnostic test is needed to diagnose pneumothorax (PTX) and monitor its progression to prevent unnecessary patient morbidity and mortality. Ultrasonography is more sensitive than supine chest x-ray for diagnosing PTX,
Author(s)
Oveland NP, Buendia R, Sjöqvist BA, Oropeza-Moe M, Andersen NG, Fhager A, Persson,M, Elam M, Candefjord S
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Year of publication
2015
Background: Thoracic injuries such as pneumothorax (PTX) and hemothorax (HTX) are common injuries for motor vehicle crashes that pose a high risk of patient fatality if not treated adequately. The dilemma is that these conditions are
Author(s)
Buendia R, Candefjord S, Oropeza-Moe M, Oveland NP
Published in
Traffic Injury Prevention
Year of publication
2016
Objective: Thoracic trauma is one of the most common and lethal types of injury, causing over a quarter of traumatic deaths. Severe thoracic injuries are often occult and difficult to diagnose in the field. There is
Author(s)
Buendia R, Candefjord S, Sanchez B, Granhed H, Sjöqvist BA, Örtenwall P, Caragounis EC
Published in
Physiological Measurement
Year of publication
2017

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