Some articles on breathing, patient:
... A normal A–a gradient for a young adult non-smoker breathing air, is between 5–10 mmHg ... a normal A–a gradient is less than the (patient's age divided by 4) + 4 ... A low PaO2 indicates that at the patient's current minute ventilation (whether high or normal) is not enough to allow adequate oxygen diffusion into the blood ...
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