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End-tidal CO2 detection during cadaveric ventilation

Abstract

‘Life like’ end-tidal CO2 production has been reported in frozen cadaver during intubation training. We report the same phenomenon in a non-frozen cadaveric model used to undertake CT postmortem, with the additional findings of an increase in CO2 with chest compressions and an increase in CO2 after a pause in ventilation.

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