Single-breath washouts in a rotating stretcher.

  title={Single-breath washouts in a rotating stretcher.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Nieto and Germ{\'a}n Peces-Barba and Nicol{\'a}s Gonz{\'a}lez Mangado and Sylvia Verbanck and Manuel Paiva},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={90 4},
Vital capacity single-breath washouts using 90% O2-5% He-5% SF6 as a test gas mixture were performed with subjects sitting on a stool (upright) or recumbent on a stretcher (prone, supine, lateral left, lateral right, with or without rotation at end of inhalation). On the basis of the combinations of supine and prone maneuvers, gravity-dependent contributions to N2 phase III slope and N2 phase IV height in the supine posture were estimated at 18% and 68%, respectively. Whereas both He and SF6… CONTINUE READING


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