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A computerized timing algorithm for determination of pulmonary tissue volume.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6885580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed a computerized method to measure pulmonary tissue volume (Vt) and capillary blood flow (Qc) that requires only a single interface for measurement of a soluble and an insoluble gas. The method uses a timing algorithm that replaces either a marker gas (C18O) or a volume signal. Gas concentrations are stored in digitized form. The data analysis consists of three parts: 1) initial and end-tidal samples found by using minima and maxima; 2) a timing algorithm derived from the end-tidal dead space method (ETDS, J. Appl. Physiol.: Respirat. Environ. Exercise Physiol. 44: 782-795, 1978); and 3) calculations of Vt and Qc, also by the ETDS method. Both the timing and Vt and Qc agree well with the hand-calculated values, but the coefficient of variation of Vt is slightly improved (6 vs. 7% manually). We conclude that our computerized method is equivalent to the manual ETDS method, but it is faster and more accurate; in addition, it has the advantage of requiring only one interface without the use of expensive gases.
M F Petrini; T M Dwyer; M S Phillips
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0161-7567     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-28     Completed Date:  1983-10-28     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801242     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Lung Volume Measurements*
Pulmonary Circulation
Time Factors
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