Respiratory heat and water losses during artificial ventilation via endotracheal tubes have been determined in 50 infants and children by means of a thermoelectric psychrometer. With constant ventilatory volumes specific respiratory water losses were in the range of 0.0286 g/1 and specific heat loss in the range of 19.63 cal/1 minute volume.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Dick
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für AnaesthesiologieUniversität Ulm/DonauGermany

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