Oxygen Content, Delivery, and Uptake

  • Joseph Crocetti
  • Montserrat Diaz-Abad
  • Samuel L. Krachman


After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Understand the principal determinants of oxygen content and appreciate the concepts of oxygen delivery and consumption. Understand the normal physiologic relationship between oxygen delivery and consumption. Understand oxygen supply dependency in critically ill patients. Understand goal-directed therapy and the controversies that surround it.


Cardiac Output Mean Arterial Pressure Central Venous Pressure Oxygen Delivery Pulmonary Artery Catheter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Crocetti
    • 1
  • Montserrat Diaz-Abad
    • 2
  • Samuel L. Krachman
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareAbington Memorial HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pulmonary and Critical CareUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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