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Figure 1 | Nutrition & Metabolism

Figure 1

From: Predictive equations over-estimate the resting energy expenditure in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients who are dependent on invasive ventilation support

Figure 1

Drawing of the measurement setup. The head of the subject is covered with a transparent plastic half ellipsoidal canopy. A tight flexible plastic sleeve of the canopy is wrapped carefully under the pillow and around the inspiration tubing to minimize any leakages in the measurement circuit. The patient is ventilated with ambient air via the tracheostomy. Expiratory gases exit inside the canopy from the valve next to the tracheostomy.

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