Physiological Basis of Definitions Relating to Oxygen Transport in Blood
Recently, the literature has been burdened with a futile discussion concerning which quantities are the most appropriate for being displayed by a CO-oximeter. The introduction of the first CO-oximeter by IL®, displaying fractional concentrations started all this. Since CO-oximeters are replacing the traditional VanSlyke determination as gold standard for quantities pertaining to oxygen transport the definitions of these variables have to be reconsidered.
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