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A method for measurement of oxygen uptake in neonates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  468646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The frequent use of continuous positive airway pressure and positive end-expiratory pressure in newborn infants with pulmonary disease has prevented the use of conventional methods for measuring oxygen uptake (VO2) in intensive-care units. A feed-back replenishment technique for the determination of the oxygen uptake of these newborn infants has been developed. An instrument utilizing this method has been designed and built permitting continuous VO2 monitoring without interfering in the routine ventilatory therapy of the critically ill infant. Theoretical, bench, and animal experiments using room air as an inspired gas indicate instrument accuracies as a percentage of full scale of 2.4, 2.8, and 7.3, respectively. Preliminary trials on infants demonstrate that the instrument functions satisfactorily in the newborn intensive-care unit.
Authors:
D B Raemer; D R Westenskow; D K Gehmlich; C P Richardson; W S Jordan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0161-7567     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-17     Completed Date:  1979-10-17     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:  1200-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biomedical Engineering / methods*
Humans
Infant, Newborn*
Oxygen Consumption*

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