Bedside red cell volumetry by low-dose carboxyhaemoglobin dilution using expiratory gas analysis.

@article{Sawano2006BedsideRC,
  title={Bedside red cell volumetry by low-dose carboxyhaemoglobin dilution using expiratory gas analysis.},
  author={Makoto Sawano and Teresa Mato and Hideharu Tsutsumi},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={186-94}
}
BACKGROUND We developed a non-invasive, continuous, high-resolution method of measuring carboxyhaemoglobin fraction (COHb%) using expiratory gas analysis (EGA). We assessed whether application of EGA to carboxyhaemoglobin dilution provides red cell volume (RCV) measurement with accuracy equivalent to that of CO-haemoximetry, with a smaller infusion volume of carbon-monoxide-saturated autologous blood (COB). Method. We assessed the agreement between repeated COHb% measurements by EGA and… CONTINUE READING

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