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Dead space

  • U. Lucangelo
  • L. Blanch
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Abstract

Dead space is that part of the tidal volume that does not participate in gas exchange. Although the concept of pulmonary dead space was introduced more than a hundred years ago, current knowledge and technical advances have only recently lead to the adoption of dead space measurement as a potentially useful bedside clinical tool.

Keywords

Acute Lung Injury Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Dead Space Control Mechanical Ventilation Ventilator Dead Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Lucangelo
    • 1
  • L. Blanch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Perioperative MedicineIntensive C are and E mergencyTrieste University School of MedicineItaly
  2. 2.Critical C are C enterHospital de S abadellSpain

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