Update 1989 pp 167-175 | Cite as

Continuous Measurement of Pulmonary Gas Exchange During Mechanical Ventilation

  • G. Annat
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 8)

Abstract

A system for the continuous measurement of pulmonary gas exchange in artificially ventilated patients must satisfy three major requirements:
  • to give accurate values of oxygen uptake (̇VO2) and carbon dioxide output (̇VCO2) over a long time (at least 24 h);

  • to be easy to use by the physicians in intensive care units, without interfering with routine nursing care or ventilatory management;

  • to be able to reject the artifacted respiratory cycles which are frequently observed in ventilated patients, due to cough efforts or tracheal aspirations by the nursing staff.

Keywords

Burning Dioxide Carbohydrate Lactate Respiration 

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