Work of Breathing

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Case Study

This case study involved a 40 year-old man with pneumococcal pneumonia and ARDS, recovering from a severe oxygenation failure. He was sedated and mechanically ventilated.

Gas analysis monitoring followed the changes in VO2 and VCO2 as the work of breathing changed with changes in ventilation.

1 Dr. Jukka Takala, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland