The value of ETCO2 measurement for COPD patients in the emergency department.

@article{Kartal2011TheVO,
  title={The value of ETCO2 measurement for COPD patients in the emergency department.},
  author={Mutlu Kartal and Erkan Goksu and Oktay Eray and Soner Isik and Ali Vefa Sayraç and Ozlem Erken Yigit and Stephan Rinnert},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={9-12}
}
We aimed to determine the value of sidestream end-tidal carbon dioxide (SS-ETCO2) measurement in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the emergency department. Cross-sectional associations between ETCO2 and PaCO2 were examined in the study. This prospective cross-sectional study has been carried out over a 3-month period in a tertiary care university hospital emergency department with an annual census of 75 000 visits. During the study period, simultaneous SS-ETCO2… CONTINUE READING
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