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Evaluation of lung function after intratracheal perfluorocarbon administration in healthy animals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8605801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of partial liquid ventilation (i.e., mechanical ventilation in combination with intratracheal administration of perfluorocarbon) on lung function, with particular attention to the integrity of the alveolocapillary membrane in healthy adult animals. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled study. SETTING: Laboratory at the Department of Experimental Anesthesiology, Erasmus University Rotterdam. SUBJECTS: Ten adult male New Zealand rabbits. INTERVENTIONS: Five rabbits were intratracheally treated with 12 mL/kg of perfluorocarbon while conventional mechanical ventilation (volume-controlled, tidal volume of 12 mL/kg, respiratory rate of 30 breaths/min, inspiration/expiration ratio of 1:2, positive end-expiratory pressure of 2 cm H2O, and an FIO2 of 1.0) was applied for 3 hrs. To assess the permeability of the alveolocapillary membrane, pulmonary clearance of inhaled technetium-99m-labeled diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (99mTc-DTPA) measurements were performed at 3 hrs and compared with data from the control group (n = 5) treated with mechanical ventilation only, using the same ventilatory parameters. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Pulmonary gas exchange and lung mechanical parameters were measured in both groups at 30-min intervals. Mean values for PaO2 in the perfluorocarbon group, although at adequate levels, were less than those values of the control group during the 3-hr study period (370 +/- 44 vs. 503 +/- 44 torr at 3 hrs [49.3 +/- 5.9 vs. 67.1 +/- 5.9 kPa]). Peak and mean airway pressures were higher in the perfluorocarbon group (ranging from 1.9 to 3.4 cm H2O and 0.7 to 1.3 cm H2O, respectively) compared with the control group, while end-inspiratory airway pressure was similar in both groups. The half-life of 99mTc-DTPA was 83.7 +/- 24.5 mins in the control group, which was significantly longer (p < .01) than in the perfluorocarbon group (49.8 +/- 6.1 mins). CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that partial liquid ventilation with perfluorocarbons lowers pulmonary gas exchange in healthy animals, and the increased pulmonary clearance of 99mTc-DTPA after 3 hrs of this type of ventilatory support may reflect minimal reversible changes in the lung surfactant system.
A S Tütüncü; R J Houmes; J A Bos; P Wollmer; B Lachmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-05-22     Completed Date:  1996-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Capillary Permeability / drug effects
Drug Evaluation, Preclinical
Fluorocarbons / pharmacology*
Instillation, Drug
Metabolic Clearance Rate
Pulmonary Alveoli / blood supply,  drug effects
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / drug effects*
Random Allocation
Respiration, Artificial / methods*
Respiratory Mechanics / drug effects*
Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate / pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorocarbons; 65454-61-7/Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate

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