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Effects of a lower and higher tidal volume on dead space and respiratory mechanics in anesthetized dogs

      Introduction: The appropriate VT for protective ventilation in dogs is unknown. This study compared respiratory mechanics and anatomic dead space (VDAnat) in 16 healthy adult mixed-breed dogs mechanically ventilated with VT of 9 (VT9, n = 8) and 15 mL kg-1 (VT15, n = 8).
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