Partitioning of respiratory mechanics in halothane-anesthetized humans.


In five spontaneously breathing anesthetized subjects [halothane approximately 1 minimal alveolar concentration (MAC), 70% N2O, 30% O2], flow, changes in lung volume, and esophageal and airway opening pressure were measured in order to partition the elastance (Ers) and flow resistance (Rrs) of the total respiratory system into the lung and chest wall… (More)


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