Effects of respiratory mechanics on the capnogram phases: importance of dynamic compliance of the respiratory system


INTRODUCTION The slope of phase III of the capnogram (SIII) relates to progressive emptying of the alveoli, a ventilation/perfusion mismatch, and ventilation inhomogeneity. S(III) depends not only on the airway geometry, but also on the dynamic respiratory compliance (Crs); this latter effect has not been evaluated. Accordingly, we established the value of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/cc11659


5 Figures and Tables