Gas movement in the nonventilated lung at the onset of single-lung ventilation for video-assisted thoracoscopy.

@article{Pfitzner1999GasMI,
  title={Gas movement in the nonventilated lung at the onset of single-lung ventilation for video-assisted thoracoscopy.},
  author={John Pfitzner and Morris J Peacock and Phil McAleer},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={437-43}
}
To assess the potential for atmospheric nitrogen to enter the nonventilated lung following the initiation of single-lung ventilation, the nonventilated lung of 10 patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopy was connected to the air in a water-filled spirometer, and gas movement out of and back into the lung was measured. Airway pressure from both lungs and pleural pressure from the nonventilated side were also measured. With each breath of positive-pressure ventilation to the ventilated… CONTINUE READING