Nitric oxide diffusing capacity and alveolar microvascular recruitment in sarcoidosis.

Abstract

We measured diffusing capacities for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and nitric oxide, lung volume, and cardiac output by a rebreathing technique at two alveolar O2 tensions (PAO2) at rest and exercise. Membrane diffusing capacity for CO (DMCO) and VC were estimated from DLCO by the Roughton-Forster (RF) method and also from simultaneous lung diffusing capacity for… (More)

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