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Tonometry of partial carbon dioxide tension in gastric mucosa: use of saline, buffer solutions, gastric juice or air

By AB Johan Groeneveld


Tonometry of gastric mucosal partial carbon dioxide tension (PCO(2)) has been forwarded as a clinically applicable tool to monitor regional perfusion adequacy during circulatory failure. The technique is still not used widely, partly because of methodological problems. Current measurement principles are reviewed, with help of the report on PCO(2) measurements in gastric juice and tonometer in this issue

Topics: Commentary
Publisher: BioMed Central
Year: 2000
DOI identifier: 10.1186/cc694
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Provided by: PubMed Central

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