Mechanisms of respiratory elastic load compensation in anesthetized humans.

@article{Baydur1986MechanismsOR,
  title={Mechanisms of respiratory elastic load compensation in anesthetized humans.},
  author={Ahmet Baydur and Catherine S. H. Sassoon},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={613-7}
}
In anesthetized humans the nature of tidal volume (VT) compensation during elastic loading (as reflected in the difference between passive and effective respiratory elastances (Ers) and (E*rs), respectively) has not been fully elucidated. We assessed the relative contribution of various mechanisms contributing to VT compensation during linear elastic loading in 10 young anesthetized adults free of cardiorespiratory disease. Ers averaged 22.0 cmH2O X 1(-1), representing 64% of E*rs. Most of E*rs… CONTINUE READING

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