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Mechanical ventilation during pregnancy using a helium-oxygen mixture in a patient with respiratory failure due to status asthmaticus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11593376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present a 15-year-old with a second trimester intrauterine pregnancy who developed respiratory failure as the result of status asthmaticus and the development of the adult respiratory distress syndrome. Mechanical ventilation was provided with a combination of oxygen and helium to facilitate gas exchange and limit peak inflating pressures. The physiologic basis for helium's potential beneficial effects on gas exchange are reviewed. Previous reports concerning the use of helium during mechanical ventilation as well as the techniques of delivery are discussed.
R George; J W Berkenbosch; R F Fraser; J D Tobias
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-10     Completed Date:  2001-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Health, The University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / physiopathology*
Helium / therapeutic use*
Oxygen / therapeutic use*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Respiration, Artificial / methods*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / etiology*,  therapy*
Status Asthmaticus / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
58933-55-4/heliox; 7440-59-7/Helium; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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