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Arterial oxygen desaturation during only one of two similar thoracoscopic procedures on the same patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16398389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present report describes two similar thoracoscopic procedures performed on the same 81-year-old male patient. Because acute hypoxia had developed during one-lung ventilation on the first occasion, serial blood gases were taken during the second. Also, whereas on the first occasion the non-ventilated lung had been left open to air when one-lung ventilation was initiated, on the second it was connected to an ambient pressure oxygen source with the object of theoretically enabling apnoeic oxygenation during lung collapse. It is argued that this fundamental difference in anaesthetic practice may have contributed to the improved oxygenation that was recorded during the second thoracoscopy.
J Pfitzner; J A Fowlie; M Kishore; A S Michael; D G Lance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-09     Completed Date:  2006-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  805-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia and Thoracic Surgery Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anesthesia, Inhalation / methods
Blood Gas Analysis
Follow-Up Studies
Oxygen / blood*
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / methods*
Positive-Pressure Respiration*
Pulmonary Ventilation / physiology*
Risk Assessment
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted / adverse effects,  methods
Thoracoscopy / methods
Treatment Outcome
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Erratum In:
Anaesth Intensive Care. 2006 Feb;34(1):114

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