A simple method to estimate functional residual capacity in mechanically ventilated patients

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate a simplified method for FRC measurement.Design: Accuracy and precision of the method were assessed in a physical lung model; reproducibility was tested in 10 mechanically ventilated patients. In each patient FRC was measured at three PEEP levels.Setting: Post-operative intensive care unit in a university hospital… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01724875

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