The effects of endotracheal suctioning on the accuracy of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production measurements and pulmonary mechanics calculated by a compact metabolic monitor.

@article{Briassoulis2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of endotracheal suctioning on the accuracy of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production measurements and pulmonary mechanics calculated by a compact metabolic monitor.},
  author={George Briassoulis and Panagiotis Briassoulis and Evi Michaeloudi and D. M. Fitrolaki and Anna-Maria Spanaki and Efrossini Briassouli},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={873-9}
}
BACKGROUND Open endotracheal suctioning (ETS), which is performed regularly in mechanically ventilated patients to remove obstructive secretions, can cause an immediate decrease in dynamic compliance and expired tidal volume and result in inadequate or inaccurate sidestream respiratory monitoring, necessitating prolonged periods of stabilization of connected metabolic monitors. We investigated the immediate effect of open ETS on the accuracy of oxygen consumption (VO2) and carbon dioxide… CONTINUE READING