Calculation of physiologic dead space: comparison of ventilator volumetric capnography to measurements by metabolic analyzer and volumetric CO2 monitor.

@article{Siobal2013CalculationOP,
  title={Calculation of physiologic dead space: comparison of ventilator volumetric capnography to measurements by metabolic analyzer and volumetric CO2 monitor.},
  author={Mark S Siobal and Hannah Ong and Josephine Valdes and Julin F. Tang},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={1143-51}
}
BACKGROUND Calculation of physiologic dead space (dead space divided by tidal volume [VD/VT]) using the Enghoff modification of the Bohr equation requires measurement of the partial pressure of mean expired CO2 (PĒCO2) by exhaled gas collection and analysis, use of a metabolic analyzer, or use of a volumetric CO2 monitor. The Dräger XL ventilator is… CONTINUE READING