Chapter 18. The Degree of Variation of Blood Perfusion and of Ventilation Within the Emphysematous Lung, and Some Related Considerations

  1. A. V. S. de Reuck M.Sc., D.I.C., A.R.C.S. and
  2. Maeve O'Connor B.A.
  1. W. A. Briscoe and
  2. A. Cournand

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470719282.ch18

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Pulmonary Structure and Function

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Pulmonary Structure and Function

How to Cite

Briscoe, W. A. and Cournand, A. (1962) The Degree of Variation of Blood Perfusion and of Ventilation Within the Emphysematous Lung, and Some Related Considerations, in Ciba Foundation Symposium - Pulmonary Structure and Function (eds A. V. S. de Reuck and M. O'Connor), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470719282.ch18

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Cardio-Pulmonary Laboratory of the First Medical and Chest Services, Columbia University Division, Bellevue Hospital, New York City

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1962

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470722725

Online ISBN: 9780470719282

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Keywords:

  • logarithmic;
  • emphysema;
  • alveolar carbon;
  • arterial oxygen;
  • acetylcholine

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Methods of measurement of the distribution of perfusion

  • Comparison of the four methods

  • Possible mechanism for underperfusion of poorly ventilated alveoli

  • The effects of oxygen on the distribution of blood perfusion to the lungs

  • The effect of acetylcholine infusion

  • The effects of intermittent positive pressure breathing and voluntary hyperventilation

  • Sensitivity of arterial oxygen saturation to changes in the parameters which determine it

  • Two types of disability

  • Summary