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Prognostic factors in fresh water immersion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6291117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The records of 63 consecutive fresh water immersion patients seen from 1969 to 1978 were examined retrospectively to evaluate those factors most relevant to the patients' eventual outcome. Nineteen patients had hematuria on admission, all 19 had complicated courses or died as a result of their immersion. Nine of the 63 patients had plasma hemoglobin concentrations of 30 mg/dl or above. Five of the nine died as a result of their immersion. The remaining four developed Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome but survived. All other parameters measured seemed to have little effect on the prognosis. An elevation of PCO2 on admission seemed difficult to evaluate but might in certain circumstances suggest an ominous prognosis.
Authors:
J F Currin; L A Maish; L L Bartlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-16     Completed Date:  1982-12-16     Revised Date:  2009-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acidosis / etiology
Adolescent
Adult
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Child
Child, Preschool
Electrolytes / blood
Female
Fresh Water
Hemoglobins / analysis
Humans
Immersion / physiopathology*
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Oxygen / blood
Partial Pressure
Prognosis
Radiography, Thoracic
Retrospective Studies
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Electrolytes; 0/Hemoglobins; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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