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  dolly123 - 10/31/06 15:10
 
  i have come across this value in several qs resp qs as an assessment factor for copd/emphysema...etc...
can anyone explain please exactly what it is and how used...i cannot understand the concept
thanks
 
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* Re:dlco
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  airmax - 10/31/06 15:15
 
  its diffusing capacity of lungs for CO

basically tells you if the alveolar membrane membranes are affected or not... refer to my question "looks like my desk :)" on the second page and the explanation posted my malak to your question "respi 1" on the first page.... let me knw if ya havin any particular probs after tht
 
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* Re:dlco
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  airmax - 10/31/06 15:20
 
  its like a functional test for the alveolar membranes..... wether they diffusion is occuring across it or not....  
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* Re:dlco
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  ben - 10/31/06 16:12
 
  agree w/ airmax - Also I think includes alveloar membrane & the surrounding lung tissue  
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* Re:dlco
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  dolly123 - 10/31/06 21:02
 
  thanks all ...i shall read around these threads...will come back with qs if any  
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