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Hypoxemia during hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8162766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a patient with mucormycosis treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2). Arterial O2 tension (PaO2) during HBO2 was considerably lower (346 mm Hg) than expected (1,500 mm Hg) due to an inadvertent right main-stem intubation, which was not otherwise clinically evident. This case illustrates the influence of a large right-to-left shunt (Qs/Qt) on O2 loading during HBO2. We raise the question if routine hyperbaric treatment protocols are adequate to raise PaO2 in patients with large Qs/Qts.
L K Weaver; V Larson-Lohr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-23     Completed Date:  1994-05-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1270-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology*
Hyperbaric Oxygenation / adverse effects*
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects
Mucormycosis / therapy

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