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Helium:oxygen versus air:oxygen noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in patients exposed to sulfur mustard.
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PMID:  20561871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Exposure to sulfur mustard (SM) causes a variety of respiratory symptoms, such as chronic bronchitis and constrictive bronchiolitis. This study assessed the effectiveness of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation, adjunct with 79:21 helium:oxygen instead of 79:21 air:oxygen, in 24 patients with a previous exposure to SM presenting with acute respiratory failure. Both air:oxygen and helium:oxygen significantly decreased systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, dyspnea, and increased oxygen saturation (P values: .007, .029, .002, <.001, <.001, <.001, and .002 for air:oxygen, respectively, and <.001, .020, .001, <.001, <.001, <.001, and .002, for helium:oxygen, respectively). Moreover, helium:oxygen more potently improved systolic pressure, mean arterial pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, and dyspnea (P values: .012, .048, <.001, <.001, and .012, respectively). The results of our study support the benefit of using helium:oxygen adjunct with noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in patients exposed to SM with acute respiratory decompensation.
Mostafa Ghanei; Mohsen Rajaeinejad; Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi; Farshid Alaeddini; Jafar Aslani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e84-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Research Center of Chemical Injuries, Baqiyatallah Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran.
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