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Hypoxemia after thoracentesis. A predictable and treatable condition.
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PMID:  470047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypoxemia was observed at 20 minutes and two hours postprocedure in 15 patients who had a thoracentesis. The hypoxemia resolved after 24 hours. No effect on pH, PaCO2, or bicarbonate ion was observed. The degree of hypoxemia was correlated directly with the volume of fluid removed. Oxygen therapy was found to reverse this effect. Hypoxemia that follows thoracentesis may be caused by several factors, the most important being frank pulmonary edema.
R D Brandstetter; R P Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  242     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-26     Completed Date:  1979-10-26     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1060-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / drug therapy,  etiology*
Blood Gas Analysis
Drainage / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Oxygen / therapeutic use
Pleural Effusion / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*
Thoracic Diseases / complications
Thoracic Surgery*
Thorax / surgery*
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