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Time to reconsider the pre-oxygenation during induction of anaesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10965705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atelectasis is a frequent finding in paralysed and mechanically ventilated patients. Atelectasis, causing shunt, impairs oxygenation and could contribute to postoperative pulmonary complications. Pre-oxygenation used during anaesthesia induction causes atelectasis. A lowering of oxygen fraction from 100% to 80% does not shorten the safety time of apnoea period, particularly useful for a difficult intubation, but it reduces drastically the atelectasis incidence.
G Hedenstierna; L Edmark; K K Aherdan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva anestesiologica     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0375-9393     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Anestesiol     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-25     Completed Date:  2000-09-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375272     Medline TA:  Minerva Anestesiol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Physiology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Intraoperative Complications / etiology*,  physiopathology
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy*
Preoperative Care / methods*
Pulmonary Atelectasis / etiology*,  physiopathology

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