oa South African Medical Journal - Net and gross lung failure among patients sent for pulmonary function testing
|Article Title||Net and gross lung failure among patients sent for pulmonary function testing|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Natal and Respiratory Unit, King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban|
|Publication Date||Apr 1972|
|Pages||404 - 408|
|Keyword(s)||Arterial oxygen, Gross, Hypoventilation, Lung failure, Net, Pulmonary function testing and Pulmonology|
In investigating whether a useful purpose could be served by classifying patients thought to have lung failure into those with a wide alveolar to arterial oxygen gradient (net lung failure), and those with underventilation (gross lung failure), the blood gases of 107 consecutive patients sent for lung function were measured.
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