Measurement of Lung Volumes and Gas Distribution during Mechanical Ventilation

  • J. C. Pompe
  • P. E. Huygen
  • H. A. Bruining
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 1994 book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1994)


Monitoring of lung volumes during mechanical ventilation (MV) is currently limited to tidal volume (TT), and end-expiratory lung volume (VEE). Measurement of other components of the total lung capacity is not feasible without full co-operation of the patient and hence is not suitable for routine measurement in an ICU setting. Although most ventilator adjustments are accurately based on clinical, radiological and blood gas assessments, many critically ill patients are likely to benefit from monitoring of lung volumes thereby allowing assessment of their progress and evaluation of treatment.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Lung Volume Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Lung Lavage Methacholine Challenge 
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  • J. C. Pompe
  • P. E. Huygen
  • H. A. Bruining

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