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Reaction time course during weaning from respirator treatment.
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PMID:  6485736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten patients who developed disturbed mental function during respirator weaning were studied. They were investigated during respirator treatment and 1 h after start of spontaneous ventilation with continuous reaction time measurements and clinical ratings. During the spontaneous ventilation the reaction times increased and the patients experienced fatigue. PaCO2 was higher and PaO2 was lower than during respirator treatment. A significant correlation was found between individual differences of reaction times and arterial blood gas levels in the two conditions, whereas no general correlation between reaction times and arterial blood gas levels could be established. The findings must be considered tentative, but the results of this study indicate the value of continuous reaction time measurements for quantitative assessment of mental status during respirator treatment.
P Elsass; S E Christensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-01     Completed Date:  1984-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Heart Rate
Mental Processes / physiology
Middle Aged
Oxygen Consumption
Reaction Time / physiology*
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects*

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