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Respiratory changes after major burn injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6799246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 32 major burn patients, routine respiratory measurements and blood gases analysis were performed. Striking differences were found between survivors and nonsurvivors in these variables. Marked increased in minute volume and respiratory rate were observed in nonsurvivors starting from the 6th day postburn, while PaCO2 increased with larger tidal and minute volumes. At the same time, PaO2 was lower than in survivors. In survivors, the closing volume, maximum mid-expiratory flow rate, and peak rate were lower than the predicted normal values. This may indicate that after major burn injury, ventilatory power decreased and some pathological changes occurred in small airways and alveoli without apparent pulmonary complications. Marked differences in the changes of respiratory rate and min volume between survivors and nonsurvivors may indicate the value of simple respiratory measurements for prediction of outcome in burn patients.
N Nishimura; N Hiranuma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-20     Completed Date:  1982-04-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Burns, Inhalation / mortality,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Middle Aged
Oxygen / blood
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiratory Therapy / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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