Modelling of gas exchange in the lung during nitrous oxide anaesthesia

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Abstract

Since 2000, it has become clear that gas exchange in the lungs can be improved in the presence of mismatch between gas flow and blood flow. This contradicts a long-held belief that gas exchange can never be more efficient than when the two flows are perfectly matched throughout the lung. New modelling techniques were developed and a fundamental property of gas exchange in the lungs discovered which clarified how this is possible. It was shown that current measurements may underestimate the depth of anaesthesia and that many theoretical results require modification when the newly-defined property is taken into account.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Abarzhi, Snezhana, Supervisor
  • Marshall, Barry, Supervisor
  • Peyton, Philip, Supervisor, External person
  • Schug, Stephan, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date15 Sept 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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