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Utilization of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and induced hypothermia after hydrogen sulfide exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22004989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hydrogen sulfide is a toxic gas produced as a by-product of organic waste and many industrial processes. Hydrogen sulfide exposure symptoms may vary from mild (dizziness, headaches, nausea) to severe lactic acidosis via its inhibition of oxidative phosphorylation, leading to cardiac arrhythmias and death. Treatment is generally supportive. We report the case of a patient presenting with cardiac arrest secondary to hydrogen sulfide exposure treated with both hyperbaric oxygen therapy and therapeutic hypothermia to achieve full neurologic recovery.
Authors:
Mir J Asif; Matthew C Exline
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0020-1324     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Care     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-06     Completed Date:  2012-04-03     Revised Date:  2014-02-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Air Pollutants / toxicity
Combined Modality Therapy
Heart Arrest* / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Humans
Hydrogen Sulfide / toxicity*
Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods*
Hypothermia, Induced / methods*
Male
Neurotoxicity Syndromes* / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
Oil and Gas Fields / chemistry*
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HL0957772-02/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; K23 HL095772/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; UL1 RR025755/RR/NCRR NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; YY9FVM7NSN/Hydrogen Sulfide
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