Pulmonary mechanics during pregnancy.

@article{Gee1967PulmonaryMD,
  title={Pulmonary mechanics during pregnancy.},
  author={J. Bernard L. Gee and B S Packer and Jenni E Millen and Eugene D. Robin},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1967},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={945-52}
}
Previously reported changes in static lung volumes during pregnancy have been confirmed. Measurements of lung compliance (C(L)) and total pulmonary resistance (R(L)) were made in 10 women in the last trimester of pregnancy and 2 months postpartum, employing an esophageal balloon and recording spirometer. C(L) was unaffected by pregnancy, but R(L) was 50% below normal during pregnancy. Measurements of airway conductance (C(A)) were made, employing the constant pressure body plethysmograph on 14… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures and tables from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 28 extracted citations

Chemical and mechanical adaptations of the respiratory system at rest and during exercise in human pregnancy.

Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme • 2007
View 10 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

A prospective cohort study of pulmonary function during pregnancy in women with and without asthma.

The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma • 2016
View 2 Excerpts

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 references

Effect of alterations in end - tidal C 02 tension on flow resistance

M. R. Becklake, P. T. Macklem, M. McGregor
J . appl . Physiol . • 1964

Lung displacement : abdominal enlargement , pleural space disorders , deformities of the thoracic cage in Handbook of Physiology , sect

E. A. Gaensler
1964

Volume displacement body plethysmograph for respiratory measurements in human subjects

J. Mead
J . appl . Physiol . • 1960

Effect of body position on esophageal pressure and measurement of pulmonary compliance

B. G. Ferris
1959

Possible errors using esophageal balloon in determination of pressure - volume characteristics of the lung and thoracic cage

J. H. Knowles, S. K. Hong, H. Rahn
J . appl . Physiol . • 1959

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…