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Gas Exchange

Bohr Effect

The Bohr effect: Describes how more oxygen is released to muscles and tissues when carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise inside those muscles and tissues. This helps oxygen get to the parts of the body where […]

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    ARDS

    ARDS and Prone Positioning: Why Do We Do It?

    As a respiratory therapist, you are bound to come across your share of patients diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). These patients usually suffered from something that caused a severe inflammatory response like aspiration [...]
  • Pulmonary Rehab

    The 6-Minute Walk Test

    You have probably heard of 6-minute walk test (6MWT) in your travels as a respiratory therapy student, and thought: “I wish a benevolent, handsome instructor would write a paper about that.”  Well today is your lucky day!  Well, at least as far as the benevolent part.  […]

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    Pulmonary function testing

    Flow volume loops

    Analyzing flow volume loops provides a quick way to detect lung disease. The appearance of the loop can reveal the presence of obstructive and/or restrictive lung disease. The location of the airway obstruction can also [...]