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.
KeywordsAcute Lung Injury Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Dead Space Control Mechanical Ventilation Ventilator Dead Space
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