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Liver cirrhosis with severe hypoxemia and paradoxic pulmonary vascular response to graded inspiratory oxygen tension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8449105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the findings in a patient with liver cirrhosis who showed oppositional pulmonary vascular responses to various alveolar oxygen tensions. In this case the pulmonary artery constricted on exposure to hyperoxia and then gradually dilated during progressive hypoxic inhalation. Such a paradoxic response must result in severe arterial hypoxemia because of severe V/Q mismatching.
S Kobayashi; A Aida; K Aoi; M Nishimura; Y Kawakami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-09     Completed Date:  1993-04-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  958-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
First Department of Medicine, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Dyspnea / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Liver Cirrhosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Oxygen / administration & dosage*
Pulmonary Artery / drug effects*,  physiopathology
Vasoconstriction / drug effects
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