PMID: 1259892Mar 1, 1976

Ventilatory response to carbon dioxide in patients with homozygous sickle-cell disease

British Journal of Anaesthesia
O O ElegbeleyeD Femi-Pearse

Abstract

The ventilatory response to carbon dioxide was measured by a rebreathing technique in 21 Nigerians who had homozygous sickle-cell disease. The slope of the carbon dioxide response curve was obtained by plotting the ventilation at successive half-minute intervals against the corresponding mean end-tidal PCO2. Our results showed that sickle-cell patients are as sensitive to carbon dioxide as are normal subjects.

References

Feb 1, 1991·The American Review of Respiratory Disease·P PianosiA L Coates

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