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Pleural Pressure Working Group

PROMOTING MONITORING IN RESPIRATORY FAILURE

FIRST ONLINE PLUG PODCAST

A comment on : Telias I, Madorno M, Pham T, Piraino T, Coudroy R, Sklar MC, Kondili E, Spadaro S, Becher T, Chen CW, Mauri T, Piquilloud L, Brochard L; BEARDS and PLUG Investigators. Magnitude of Synchronous and Dyssynchronous Inspiratory Efforts during Mechanical Ventilation: A Novel Method. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 May 1;207(9):1239-1243.
 

Guests:
Dr I. Telias & Dr M. Madorno
Moderators:
JM Nunez Silveira & Prof L. Brochard

Dear colleagues and members,

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear friend and colleague

Jordi Mancebo. He passed away on the night of August 6th.

 

Jordi was a co-founder of the PLUG and this group was very dear to his heart especially regarding the transmission to the next generation.

 

We'll miss him enormously.

 

Laurent Brochard,

Tommaso Mauri

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The PLUG

WHO

WE ARE

The Pleural Pressure Working Group (PLUG) is an international network of physicians and investigators working on advanced monitoring of mechanical ventilation and respiratory failure. Our goal is to promote research and use of advanced monitoring, discuss study results, and provide educational tools. PLUG working group is open to anybody interested in this topic and is independent from any manufacturer or private company.

PLUG has been created as a working group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) by Dr. Laurent Brochard in 2012 and became an independent group in 2021. The first focus was to promote research and use of esophageal pressure in mechanically ventilated patients. The focus was later extended to advance monitoring including electrical impedance tomography, lung ultrasound, electromyography, etc.

The group gathers more than 600 members from all over the world. The organization is structured in an executive committee, a scientific committee and an educational committee.

The main activities of the PLUG working group are:

  • Publication of review articles about esophageal pressure monitoring and other advanced monitoring techniques in respiratory failure. The PLUG members published numerous research articles

  • Organization of multicenter trials

  • Organization of scientific meetings throughout the year in Europe and North America

  • Creation of educational tools

Executive committee:

Chair: Laurent Brochard, Toronto, Canada

Tommaso Mauri, Milano, Italy

Leo Heunks, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

Scientific committee:

Chair: Daniel Talmor, Boston, US

Ewan Goligher, Toronto, Canada

Claude Guerin, Lyon, France

Stefano Nava, Bologna, Italy

 

Educational committee:

Chair: Jean-Michel Arnal, Toulon, France

Davide Chiumello, Milano, Italy

Alberto Goffi, Toronto, Canada

Francesco Mojoli, Pavia, Italy

Oriol Roca, Barcelona, Spain

Lisanne Roesthuis, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Carlo Alberto Volta, Ferrara, Italy

Website/newsletters:

Annemijn Jonkman, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bertrand Pavlovsky, Angers, France

 

VIDEOS

VIDEOS

01. How to measure driving and transpulmonary driving pressure

03. How to inflate the esophageal balloon

05. How to insert the esophageal balloon

07. How to measure

PEEPi

09. How to measure

transpulmonary pressure

in a passive patient

02. How to recruit the lung with transpulmonary pressure

04. The different pressure in the thorax

06. How to calculate

WOB & PTP

08. How to set PEEP

using transpulmonary pressure

10. Why measuring esophageal pressure in a spontaneously breathing patient?

11. How to perform esophageal manometry in children

BLOG

OUR BLOG

Click on "YOUR STORIES - The PLUG" button and you will be able to ask question, post comments, upload interesting cases you want to share with the PLUG community. 

BLOG
YOUR STORIES
RESOURCES

RESOURCES

& PUBLICATIONS

Interested in publications or websites that may assist in the management and monitoring of patients with respiratory failure? Click on the icons below!

GO TO PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATIONS
GO TO
ONLINE RESOURCES
ONLINE RESOURCES

Do you have any recommendation for a publication or a website you think we should add to the list? Email us at: plug.workinggroup@gmail.com

In Memoriam
Marble Surface

IN MEMORIAM

Brian Kavanagh, 1962 to 2019

Robert Kacmarek, 1949 to 2021

 

Göran Hedenstierna, 1941 to 2021

Joseph Milic-Emili, 1931 t0 2022

NUMBERS

>600

MEMBERS

5

PUBLICATIONS

4

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EVERY YEAR
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