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PaCO2 Equation

I've previously written about the alveolar gas equation and oxygen delivery equation, both of which deal with the physiologic process of oxygenation. Now I...

Alveolar Gas Equation

I previously wrote about the oxygen delivery equation mathematically describing a vital concept in physiology. Now I want to discuss another critically important formula...

Oxygen Delivery Equation

One of the most important equations in physiology describes the delivery of oxygen to tissues in the body. Naturally, this would be related to the...

Functional Residual Capacity (FRC) And Pulmonary Vascular Resistance (PVR)

Cardiopulmonary physiology has always been an interest of mine. I've previously written about how cardiac output is affected by spontaneous versus positive pressure ventilation,...

Ventilation Modes Change Cardiac Output

Take a deep breath. Your diaphragm is contracting downward increasing your intrathoracic volume with a resulting decrease in pressure according to Boyle's Law. This...

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Anesthesiology chief resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine and future combined fellow in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard looking to improve medical education and patient safety with technology and quality initiatives.