Tracheal and alveolar gas composition was studied by mass spectrometry in a patient with severe ARDS treated by low frequency positive pressure ventilation/extracorporeal CO2-removal (LFPPV-ECCO2R). Measured alveolar gas concentrations were compared with values derived from standard respiratory equations. As a result we found that during LFPPV-ECCO2R with a constant endotracheal O2-flow, alveolar gas composition cannot be predicted reliably from standard equations. The reasons for this finding are discussed. We conclude that monitoring of alveolar gas composition by mass spectrometry is of great value during LFPPV-ECCO2R if PAO2, P(A-a)O2 and Qva/Qt are to be determined correctly.
|Titolo:||Tracheal and alveolar gas composition during low-frequency positive pressure ventilation with extracorporeal CO2-removal (LFPPV-ECCO2R)|
|Parole Chiave:||Adolescent; Humans; Male; Mass Spectrometry; Monitoring, Physiologic; Positive-Pressure Respiration; Pulmonary Gas Exchange; Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult; Oxygenators, Membrane|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1985|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF00272408|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|