Deadspace ventilation: a waste of breath!

@article{Sinha2011DeadspaceVA,
  title={Deadspace ventilation: a waste of breath!},
  author={Pratik Sinha and Oliver J Flower and Neil Soni},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={735-746}
}
Problems with ventilatory efficiency results in abnormal CO2 clearance. Measuring deadspace ventilation should be the most reliable method of monitoring ventilatory efficiency in mechanically ventilated patients. Since its first description by Bohr in the late 19th century to the current use of single-breath test for volumetric CO2, our understanding of the physiological deadspace has vastly improved. Yet indices of oxygenation seem to be the mainstay when instigating or fine-tuning ventilatory… Expand
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