Hanne B. McPeak

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Two challenges in the management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome are the difficulty in diagnosing cyclical atelectasis, and in individualising mechanical ventilation therapy in real-time. Commercial optical oxygen sensors can detect [Formula: see text] oscillations associated with cyclical atelectasis, but are not accurate at saturation levels below(More)
BACKGROUND There is considerable interest in oxygen partial pressure (Po2) monitoring in physiology, and in tracking Po2 changes dynamically when it varies rapidly. For example, arterial Po2 ([Formula: see text]) can vary within the respiratory cycle in cyclical atelectasis (CA), where [Formula: see text] is thought to increase and decrease during(More)
Very fast sensors that are able to track rapid changes in oxygen partial pressure (PO2) in the gas and liquid phases are increasingly required in scientific research - particularly in the life sciences. Recent interest in monitoring very fast changes in the PO2 of arterial blood in some respiratory failure conditions is one such example. Previous attempts(More)
The kinetics of the reaction between superoxide and carbon dioxide are investigated at a 10 mm gold disc microelectrode in three non-aqueous solvent systems (dimethylsulphoxide, N,N-dimethylformamide and acetonitrile), and are observed to be first-order with respect to both superoxide and carbon dioxide in all three cases, with a DISP1-type pathway likely(More)
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