Blood Gas Calculations

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Blood:gases are calculated in the various compartments at a frequency of 0.5 Hz using standard techniques and equations. Kelman, Severinghaus and Christoforides et al have provided the most important algorithms in this area.



Christoforides C, Laasberg LH, Hedley-Whyte J. Effect of temperature on solubility of O2 in human plasma. J Appl Physiol. 1969 Jan;26(1):56-60.


Kelman GR. (1966) Digital computer subroutine for the conversion of oxygen tension into saturation. J Appl Physiol. 1966 Jul;21(4):1375-6.


Kelman GR (1967). Digital computer procedure for the conversion of PCO2 into blood CO2 content. Resp. Physiol. 3, 111-115.


Severinghaus JW. Simple, accurate equations for human blood O2 dissociation computations. J Appl Physiol. 1979 Mar;46(3):599-602.