Recruitment of lung diffusing capacity: update of concept and application.

@article{Hsia2002RecruitmentOL,
  title={Recruitment of lung diffusing capacity: update of concept and application.},
  author={Connie C. W. Hsia},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={
          1774-83
        }
}
  • C. Hsia
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Medicine
  • Chest
Lung diffusing capacity (DL) for carbon monoxide (DLCO), nitric oxide (DLNO) or oxygen (DLO2) increases from rest to peak exercise without reaching an upper limit; this recruitment results from interactions among alveolar volume (VA), and cardiac output (q), as well as changing physical properties and spatial distribution of capillary erythrocytes, and is critical for maintaining a normal arterial oxygen saturation. DLCO and DLNO can be used to interpret the effectiveness of diffusive oxygen… 

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