Influence of sleep on pulmonary capillary volume in normal and asthmatic subjects.


To determine the effect of sleep upon intrapulmonary blood volume (as reflected by measurements of pulmonary capillary volume (VC), 5 normal subjects and 15 asthmatic patients were monitored overnight in our sleep laboratory. VC was determined before and after sleep from four measurements of DLCO using a single-breath technique, with subjects inspiring… (More)


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