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Clinical assessment and measurement of oxygen transport in the critical care setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10175157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adequate delivery of oxygen to the tissues is an important factor both in the initial resuscitation of the shocked patient and subsequently in the development of multiple organ failure. The advent of the pulmonary artery catheter has facilitated the calculation of global measurements of oxygen transport at the bedside. Calculated oxygen delivery in fact represents arterial oxygen dispatch rather than actual oxygen delivery to the respiring tissues. Considerable controversy still surrounds the issue of resuscitation of critically ill patients to predetermined goals for oxygen delivery and consumption. More recently interest has arisen in other measures of oxygen transport, in particular regional techniques such as the gastric tonometer.
D Breen; D Bihari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion science     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0955-3886     ISO Abbreviation:  Transfus Sci     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-05     Completed Date:  1998-02-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001514     Medline TA:  Transfus Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-45     Citation Subset:  T    
Department of Intensive Care, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Sydney, NSW.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Transport / physiology
Critical Care*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Lactates / blood
Oxygen / blood,  pharmacokinetics*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Tonometry, Ocular
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lactates; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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