Nitrogen washout/washin, helium dilution and computed tomography in the assessment of end expiratory lung volume

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INTRODUCTION End expiratory lung volume (EELV) measurement in the clinical setting is routinely performed using the helium dilution technique. A ventilator that implements a simplified version of the nitrogen washout/washin technique is now available. We compared the EELV measured by spiral computed tomography (CT) taken as gold standard with the lung… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/cc13100

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@article{Chiumello2008NitrogenWH, title={Nitrogen washout/washin, helium dilution and computed tomography in the assessment of end expiratory lung volume}, author={Davide Chiumello and Massimo Cressoni and Monica Chierichetti and Federica Tallarini and Marco Botticelli and Virna Berto and Cristina Mietto and Luciano Gattinoni}, journal={Critical Care}, year={2008}, volume={12}, pages={R150 - R150} }