Lung and chest wall compliance of apneic paralyzed infants.

@article{Richards1961LungAC,
  title={Lung and chest wall compliance of apneic paralyzed infants.},
  author={Charles Emery Richards and Leonard R. Bachman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1961},
  volume={40},
  pages={
          273-8
        }
}
The total respiratory compliance of anesthetized, relaxed adults has been found to have a lower value than that in awake subjects (1, 2). The probable explanation for this fact is the inability of the conscious individual to relax as completely as does the anesthetized patient. The values observed in unconscious subjects, therefore, more closely approximate those of narcotized patients in need of artificial respiration (1, 2) or of unanesthetized, apneic polio patients being ventilated by a… CONTINUE READING

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