The fall in exhaled nitric oxide with ventilation at low lung volumes in rabbits: an index of small airway injury.

Abstract

The mechanisms involved in the fall of exhaled nitric oxide (NOe) concentration occurring in normal, anesthetized open chest rabbits with prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) at low lung volume have been investigated. NOe, pH of exhaled vapor condensate, serum prostaglandin E(2), and F(2alpha), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha), PaO(2), PaCO(2), pHa, and… (More)

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