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Efficacy of a new hygroscopic condenser humidifier.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7056056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A newly designed hygroscopic condenser humidifier was evaluated to assess efficacy of providing moisture to the airways in patients whose upper airways had been bypassed. With its use, the relative humidity of inspired gas fell with both increasing tidal volumes and especially increasing F10(2) due to the intrinsic dryness of medical oxygen. Under conditions other than high volumes and inspired oxygen, humidification appeared adequate. The device obviated many complications encountered with conventional heated nebulizers. It does add some degree of resistance in the ventilatory circuit which might be stressful during spontaneous breathing.
R Hay; W C Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-20     Completed Date:  1982-04-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Intubation, Intratracheal
Respiration, Artificial / instrumentation*
Tidal Volume

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