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Diaphragmatic excursion: Does it predict successful weaning from mechanical ventilation?
[4,5] During bag ventilation in intubated patients- bilateral lung sliding and diaphragmatic excursions as visualised by using low frequency curvilinear probe has been shown to be both sensitive and specific for verification of endotracheal tube position.
Physical exploration reveals tachypnea, use of accessory muscles, and decreased diaphragmatic excursion can be detected by percussion of the lower rib cage at end expiration and end inspiration.