Journal article

Laboratory validation of the M-COVX metabolic module in measurement of oxygen uptake

CR Stuart-Andrews, P Peyton, TB Walker, AD Cairncross, GJB Robinson, B Lithgow

ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2009

Abstract

A practical method of breath-by-breath monitoring of metabolic gas exchange has previously been developed by GE Healthcare and can now be easily incorporated into existing anaesthetic and critical care monitoring (M-COVX). Previous research using this device has shown good accuracy and precision between the M-COVX measurements and a traditional measurement of gas uptake at the mouth and also against the reverse Fick method during cardiac surgery and critical care, but its accuracy in the paediatric situation and across a range of ventilatory settings awaits validation. We tested the M-COVX metabolic monitor in the laboratory comparing its measurement to a traditional Haldane transformation a..

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