Both the control and the experimental groups experienced an increase in dynamic compliance immediately after the study intervention.
Spearman's rank order correlation tests were used to assess relationships between participant characteristics, starting dynamic compliance, and the change in dynamic compliance in response to the recruitment manoeuvre.
Eight participants in the recruitment group and seven in the control group experienced an increase in dynamic compliance following the recruitment manoeuvre of > 20% (p = 0.
2]O/kg in change in dynamic compliance between the groups, based on the results of a previous study (Morrow et al 2006).
This causes dynamic compliance to drop after suctioning (Brandstater and Muallem 1969, Hipenbecker and Guthrie 1981, Morrow et al 2006, Polacek and Guthrie 1981).