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Lung Function Evaluation by Capnography

  • U. Lucangelo
  • G. Berlot
  • A. Gullo
Conference paper

Abstract

Continuous monitoring of the expired concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is routine practice universally accepted as a standard of safety in the operating theatre during anaesthesia [1, 2]. Thanks to recent technological innovations which have led to the development of portable equipment which is easy to use at the patient’s bedside, breath-by-breath analysis of expired CO2 is ever more frequently being carried out in intensive care [3–5]. Furthermore the use of “combined” pneumotachographic-capnographic sensors has meant that information on respiratory mechanics and alveolar CO2 exchange can be gained from a single non-invasive monitoring session, thus allowing a more accurate and complete evaluation of the respiratory system.

Keywords

Dead Space Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Alveolar Ventilation Anatomical Dead Space Alveolar Plateau 
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  • U. Lucangelo
  • G. Berlot
  • A. Gullo

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