Effective ventilation at conventional rates with tidal volume below instrumental dead space: a bench study
ADC Fetal & Neonatal Edition, 05/01/2012
Keszler M et al. – Contrary to conventional physiology, effective CO2 elimination appears to be possible with tidal volume (VT) < dead space (DS) even at conventional rates. With small ETT a spike of fresh gas likely penetrates through the DS, rather than pushing it ahead.