Diffusing capacity for nitric oxide: reference values and dependence on alveolar volume.

@article{Lee2007DiffusingCF,
  title={Diffusing capacity for nitric oxide: reference values and dependence on alveolar volume.},
  author={Ivo van der Lee and Pieter Zanen and Nadine Stigter and Jules M. M. van den Bosch and Jan-Willem J Lammers},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 7},
  pages={1579-84}
}
Nitric oxide (NO) has a much stronger affinity for hemoglobin than carbon monoxide (CO); therefore, the DL(NO) (diffusing capacity for NO) is less influenced by changes in capillary blood volume than the DL(CO) (diffusing capacity for CO), and represents the true membrane diffusing capacity. We measured the combined single breath DL(NO)/DL(CO) in 124 healthy subjects, and generated reference equations for the DL(NO) and K(NO). In a subset of 21 subjects the measurements were performed on… CONTINUE READING

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