Keys to the Cart: June 5, 2017

published 2 years ago by Ed Nemergut and Robert Thiele (presented by the IARS)

Pulmonary Diffusing Capacity: DLCO; Morbid Obesity: PFTs; Morbid Obesity: Hypoxemia Physiology

And we are back welcome to another exciting edition of keys to the car a weekly open in a Caesar podcast where we will review several IT key words in just a couple of minutes. My name is doctor alley Bechtel and I'm an anesthesiologist at the university of Virginia. Today I want everyone to take a big deep breath. From the tips of your toes to the tip of your nose. Because we are going to be discussing keywords related to pulmonary function. Are you ready to unlock some knowledge. First up this pulmonary diffusing capacity or DLC up. This test is measured in the lungs as the diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide. The diffusing capacity evaluates the transfer of carbon monoxide from the outfield I into the pulmonary capillaries and bloodstream. It is a measurement for gas exchange in the lungs and may reflect the amount of functioning alveoli her capillary service area or the volume of blood in the pulmonary capillaries that is available to interact with the I'll be all I ...

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