DIFFUSIVE FUNCTION OF ANIMALS LUNG

PG 75144.2413 at CompuServe.COM
Mon May 20 12:27:31 EST 1996


There is no noninvasive method in assessing diffusive function of 
lung in laboratory animals. Recently, I developed a procedure and 
is very similar to DLCO in humans. The procedure is very simple 
and noninvasive. The technique will provide the carbon monoxide 
uptake by the animal at certain period of time along with 
ventilation frequency. I run some experiments using mice and this 
device. I measured carbon monoxide uptake in untreated mice and 
after treatment with anesthetic agents. I observed that carbon 
monoxide uptake was significantly decreased in anesthetized mice 
as expected. If anybody is interested about the technique, please 
e-mail your postal address. I will be happy to send you all the 
information about lung function procedure in laboratory animals.

PG
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