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Partial liquid ventilation combined with inhaled nitric oxide in acute respiratory failure with pulmonary hypertension in piglets.
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PMID:  9029634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was a prospective, randomized, controlled design to evaluate gas exchange, lung mechanics, and pulmonary hemodynamics during partial liquid ventilation (PLV) combined with inhaled nitric oxide (NO) in acute respiratory failure (ARF) with pulmonary hypertension (PH). ARF with PH was induced in 12 piglets weighing 9.7-13.7 kg by repeated lung lavages and the continuous infusion of the stable endoperoxane analog of thromboxane. Thereafter the animals were randomly assigned either for PLV or conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) at a fractional concentration of inspired O2 (Fio2) of 1.0. Perfluorocarbon (PFC) liquid (30 mL kg-1) was instilled into the endotracheal tube over 5 min followed by 5 mL kg-1h-1. All animals were treated with different concentrations of NO (1-10-20 ppm) inhaled in random order. Continuous monitoring included ECG, right atrial (Pra), mean pulmonary artery (Ppa), pulmonary capillary (Ppc'), and mean arterial (Pa) pressures, arteria oxygen saturation, and mixed venous oxygen saturation measurements. During PLV Pao2/Fio2 increased significantly from 8.2 +/- 0.4 kPa to 34.8 +/- 5.1 kPa (p < 0.01), whereas Pao2/FiO2 remained constant at 9.5 +/- 0.4 kPa during CMV. The infusion of the endoperoxane analog resulted in a sudden decrease of Pao2/Fio2 from 34.8 +/- 5.1 kPa to 14.1 +/- 0.4 kPa (p < 0.01) in the PLV group and from 9.5 +/- 0.4 kPa to 6.9 +/- 0.2 kPa (p < 0.05) in the control group. Inhaled NO significantly improved oxygenation in both groups (Pao2/Fio2: 45.7 +/- 5.3 kPa during PLV and 25.9 +/- 4.7 kPa during CMV). During inhalation of NO mean Ppa decreased significantly from 7.8 +/- 0.26 kPa to 4.2 +/- 0.26 kPa (p < 0.01) in the PLV group and from 7.4 +/- 0.26 kPa to 5.1 +/- 0.13 kPa (p < 0.01) in the control group. As documented in the literature PLV significantly improves oxygenation and lung mechanics in severe ARF. In addition, when ARF is associated with severe PH, the combined treatment of PLV and inhaled NO improves pulmonary hemodynamics resulting in better oxygenation.
G Zobel; B Urlesberger; D Dacar; S Rödl; F Reiterer; I Friehs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric research     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0031-3998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Res.     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-08     Completed Date:  1997-05-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100714     Medline TA:  Pediatr Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Inhalation
Combined Modality Therapy
Disease Models, Animal
Fluorocarbons / therapeutic use*
Hemodynamics / drug effects*
Infant, Newborn
Nitric Oxide / therapeutic use*
Persistent Fetal Circulation Syndrome / therapy
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Pulmonary Ventilation
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*
Respiratory Mechanics / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorocarbons; 10102-43-9/Nitric Oxide

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