Independently measured oxygen consumption during reduction of oxygen delivery by positive end-expiratory pressure.

@article{Pepe1985IndependentlyMO,
  title={Independently measured oxygen consumption during reduction of oxygen delivery by positive end-expiratory pressure.},
  author={Paul E. Pepe and Bruce H Culver},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1985},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={788-92}
}
Oxygen consumption (VO2) is often assumed to be fixed by metabolic demand, but some investigators have found VO2 linearly dependent on O2 delivery (QT-CaO2) during positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) trials for the adult respiratory distress syndrome. However, in those studies VO2 was calculated using the same cardiac output (QT) and O2 content measurements used to calculate the O2 delivery to which it was being compared. We therefore obtained independent measurements of VO2, QT, and oxygen… CONTINUE READING