Effect of postural variations on carbon monoxide diffusing capacity in healthy subjects and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Terzano2009EffectOP,
  title={Effect of postural variations on carbon monoxide diffusing capacity in healthy subjects and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Claudio Terzano and Vittoria Conti and Angelo Petroianni and Daniela Ceccarelli and Corrado De Vito and Paolo Villari},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={51-7}
}
BACKGROUND The scientific literature does not supply enough information about the effects of postural changes on diffusing lung capacity for carbon monoxide (DL(CO)) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in particular regarding the prone position. OBJECTIVES We evaluated posture-related changes in DL(CO) in healthy subjects and in COPD patients in order to especially assess how prone posture affects gas exchange. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, DL(CO) was… CONTINUE READING

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