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Genta Ochi, Yusuke Kanazawa, Kazuki Hyodo, Kazuya Suwabe, Takeshi Shimizu, Takemune Fukuie, Kyeongho Byun, Hideaki Soya
Although it has been traditionally thought that decreasing SpO2 with ascent to high altitudes not only induces acute mountain sickness but also can decrease executive function, the relationship between decreased SpO2 levels and hypoxia-induced lowered executive function is still unclear. Here we aimed to clarify whether hypoxia-induced lowered executive function was associated with arterial oxygen desaturation, using 21 participants performing the color-word Stroop task under normoxic and three hypoxic conditions (FIO2  = 0...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
Anıl Er, Aykut Çağlar, Fatma Akgül, Emel Ulusoy, Hale Çitlenbik, Durgül Yılmaz, Murat Duman
AIM: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a new treatment option for pediatric respiratory distress and we aimed to assess early predictive factors of unresponsiveness to HFNC therapy in a pediatric emergency department (ED). METHOD: Patients who presented with respiratory distress and were treated by HFNC, were included. The age, gender, weight, medical history, diagnosis, vital signs, oxygen saturation/fraction of inspired oxygen (SpO2 /FiO2 ) ratio, modified Respiratory Distress Assessment Instrument (mRDAI) scores, medical interventions, duration of HFNC therapy, time to escalation, adverse effects, and laboratory test results were obtained from medical and nursing records...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Itamar Nitzan, Cathy Hammerman, Francis B Mimouni, Alona Bin-Nun
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of blood transfusions in neonates on partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2 ), arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SaO2 ) and arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2 ). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of neonates that received a first blood transfusion while having an indwelling arterial line. We compared PaO2 , SaO2, SpO2, SaO2 /PaO2 ratio and fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2 ) 12 h before and after blood transfusion...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Jessica A Schults, Marie Cooke, Debbie A Long, Andreas Schibler, Robert S Ware, Marion L Mitchell
INTRODUCTION: Endotracheal suction (ETS) is a frequent and necessary airway intervention for the intubated child. The aim of ETS is to clear the endotracheal tube and airways of respiratory secretions; however, the methods of performing ETS are varied. Internationally a number of ETS treatments are in use. Many have not been rigorously evaluated in a randomised controlled trial setting, and it is uncertain whether any are associated with better outcomes for the critically ill child. With approximately 50% of paediatric intensive care admissions requiring intubation, ETS interventions that maximise the efficacy and minimise the complications of ETS could translate to improved health for substantial numbers of critically ill children, and significant cost savings...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Open
C Ferrando, G Tusman, F Suarez-Sipmann, I León, N Pozo, J Carbonell, J Puig, E Pastor, E Gracia, A Gutiérrez, G Aguilar, F J Belda, M Soro
BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to test whether pulse-oximetry hemoglobin saturation (SpO2 ) can personalize the implementation of an open-lung approach during laparoscopy. Thirty patients with SpO2  ≥ 97% on room-air before anesthesia were studied. After anesthesia and capnoperitoneum the FIO2 was reduced to 0.21. Those patients whose SpO2 decreased below 97% - an indication of shunt related to atelectasis - completed the following phases: (1) First recruitment maneuver (RM), until reaching lung's opening pressure, defined as the inspiratory pressure level yielding a SpO2 ≥ 97%; (2) decremental positive end-expiratory (PEEP) titration trial until reaching lung's closing pressure defined as the PEEP level yielding a SpO2  < 97%; (3) second RM and, (4) ongoing ventilation with PEEP adjusted above the detected closing pressure...
January 29, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Souvik Mitra, Balpreet Singh, Walid El-Naggar, Douglas D McMillan
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of clinical trials comparing automated versus manual fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) control to target oxygen saturation (SpO2) in preterm infants. DESIGN: The authors searched MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, and CINAHL from inception upto December 2016, reviewed conference proceedings and sought results of unpublished trials. Studies were included if automated FiO2 control was compared to manual control in preterm infants on positive pressure respiratory support...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Ratchada Kitsommart, Kittaya Nakornchai, Buranee Yangthara, Ratchada Jiraprasertwong, Bosco Paes
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence of the effect of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) during resuscitation soon after birth. Premature neonates may experience respiratory distress from surfactant insufficiency and providing PEEP after the very first breath, may improve outcomes following appropriate resuscitation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the short term respiratory outcomes after positive pressure ventilation (PPV) with PEEP in preterm infants at birth. METHODS: A prospective randomized-controlled, pilot trial was conducted...
December 9, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Pénélope Paradis-Deschênes, Denis R Joanisse, François Billaut
PURPOSE: Endurance athletes often compete and train at altitude where exercise capacity is reduced. Investigating acclimation strategies is therefore critical. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) can improve endurance performance at sea level through improved O2 delivery and utilization, which could also prove beneficial at altitude. However, data are scarce and there is no study at altitudes commonly visited by endurance athletes. METHODS: In a randomized, crossover study, we investigated performance and physiological responses in thirteen male endurance cyclists during four 5-km cycling time trials (TT), preceded by either IPC (3x5-minutes ischemia/5-minutes reperfusion cycles at 220 mmHg) or SHAM (20 mmHg) administered to both thighs, at simulated low (FIO2 0...
November 6, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Deepak Jain, Carmen D'Ugard, Jose Bello, Eduardo Bancalari, Nelson Claure
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia episodes (HE) occur frequently in ventilated preterm infants and hinder the achievement of arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) targets. These episodes may increase the risk for retinopathy of prematurity and neurodevelopmental disability. There are no data on the variation in HE and SpO2 targeting between day and night. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the difference between day and night on the frequency and severity of HE and achievement of SpO2 targets...
2018: Neonatology
Luigi Pisani, Jan-Paul Roozeman, Fabienne D Simonis, Antonio Giangregorio, Sophia M van der Hoeven, Laura R Schouten, Janneke Horn, Ary Serpa Neto, Emir Festic, Arjen M Dondorp, Salvatore Grasso, Lieuwe D Bos, Marcus J Schultz
BACKGROUND: We assessed the potential of risk stratification of ARDS patients using SpO2/FiO2 and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) at ARDS onset and after 24 h. METHODS: We used data from a prospective observational study in patients admitted to a mixed medical-surgical intensive care unit of a university hospital in the Netherlands. Risk stratification was by cutoffs for SpO2/FiO2 and PEEP. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Patients with moderate or severe ARDS with a length of stay of > 24 h were included in this study...
October 25, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Carlo Dani, Iuri Corsini, Jessica Cangemi, Venturella Vangi, Simone Pratesi
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) cannot be recommended for the routine treatment of respiratory failure in premature neonates, but it has been suggested that the effectiveness of iNO therapy should be further studied in more select preterm infants, such as those with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of PPHN in very preterm infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), to assess the effectiveness of iNO in these patients, and to individuate possible predictive factors for the response to iNO in preterm infants with RDS...
November 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
C Cinesi-Gómez, P García-García, I López-Pelayo, J I Giménez, L M González-Torres, E Bernal-Morell
OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the correlation between the partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2 ) and oxyhaemoglobin saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2 ) in patients who were admitted to the emergency department with suspected acute respiratory failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective, observational multicentre study was conducted in the emergency departments of 3 Spanish hospitals. RESULTS: The study included 166 patients who presented mean±standard deviation PaO2 , SpO2 and fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2 ) values of 61...
December 2017: Revista Clínica Española
Ju Lee Oei, Neil N Finer, Ola Didrik Saugstad, Ian M Wright, Yacov Rabi, William Tarnow-Mordi, Wade Rich, Vishal Kapadia, Denise Rook, John P Smyth, Kei Lui, Maximo Vento
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between SpO2 at 5 min and preterm infant outcomes. DESIGN: Data from 768 infants <32 weeks gestation from 8 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of lower (≤0.3) versus higher (≥0.6) initial inspiratory fractions of oxygen (FiO2 ) for resuscitation, were examined. SETTING: Individual patient analysis of 8 RCTs INTERVENTIONS: Lower (≤0.3) versus higher (≥0.6) oxygen resuscitation strategies targeted to specific predefined SpO2 before 10 min of age...
October 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Fulya Kamit Can, Ayşe Berna Anil, Murat Anil, Neslihan Zengin, Fatih Durak, Caner Alparslan, Zeynep Goc
OBJECTIVES: To determine the predictive factors for the outcome of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively included all patients with acute respiratory distress/failure aged 1month to 18years who were admitted to the PICU between January 2015 and May 2016 and treated with HFNC as a primary support and for postextubation according to our pre-established protocol. HFNC failure was defined as the need for escalation to non-invasive ventilation (NIV) or invasive mechanical ventilation (MV)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Paul J Parker, Andrew J Manley, Ross Shand, John P O'Hara, Adrian Mellor
INTRODUCTION: Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) helicopters fly at altitudes of 3000 m in Afghanistan (9843 ft). Civilian hospitals and disaster-relief surgical teams may have to operate at such altitudes or even higher. Mild hypoxia has been seen to affect the performance of novel tasks at flight levels as low as 5000 ft. Aeromedical teams frequently work in unpressurized environments; it is important to understand the implications of this mild hypoxia and investigate whether supplementary oxygen systems are required for some or all of the team members...
October 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
Zeping Xu, Lianbing Gu, Qingming Bian, Pengyi Li, Lijun Wang, Jingyuan Zhang, Yanning Qian
Maintaining adequate oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV) requires high inspired oxygen fraction (FiO2). However, high FiO2 also causes inflammatory response and lung injury. Therefore, it remains a great interest to clinicians and scientists to optimize the care of patients undergoing OLV. The aim of this study was to determine and compare oxygenation, inflammatory response and lung injury during OLV in rabbits using FiO2 of 0.6 vs. 1.0. After 30 minutes of two-lung ventilation (TLV) as baseline, 30 rabbits were randomly assigned to three groups receiving mechanical ventilation for 3 hours: the sham group, receiving TLV with 0...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
A Wilson, M Vento, P S Shah, O Saugstad, N Finer, W Rich, R L Morton, Y Rabi, W Tarnow-Mordi, K Suzuki, I M Wright, J L Oei
AIM: To collate and assess international clinical practice guidelines (CPG) to determine current recommendations guiding oxygen management for respiratory stabilisation of preterm infants at delivery. METHODS: A search of public databases using the terms 'clinical practice guidelines', 'preterm', 'oxygen' and 'resuscitation' was made and complemented by direct query to consensus groups, resuscitation expert committees and clinicians. Data were extracted to include the three criteria for assessment: country of origin, gestation and initial FiO2 and target SpO2 for the first 10 minutes of life...
January 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Laura E Morris, Daniela Flück, Philip N Ainslie, Ali M McManus
Physiological responses to hypoxia in children are incompletely understood. We aimed to characterize cerebrovascular and ventilatory responses to normobaric hypoxia in girls and women. Ten healthy girls (9.9 ± 1.7 years; mean ± SD; Tanner stage 1 and 2) and their mothers (43.9 ± 3.5 years) participated. Internal carotid (ICA) and vertebral artery (VA) velocity, diameter and flow (Duplex ultrasound) was recorded pre- and post-1 h of hypoxic exposure (FIO2 = 0.126;~4000 m) in a normobaric chamber...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
Andrew C McKown, Ryan M Brown, Lorraine B Ware, Jonathan P Wanderer
INTRODUCTION: Automated electronic sniffers may be useful for early detection of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) for institution of treatment or clinical trial screening. METHODS: In a prospective cohort of 2929 critically ill patients, we retrospectively applied published sniffer algorithms for automated detection of acute lung injury to assess their utility in diagnosis of ARDS in the first 4 ICU days. Radiographic full-text reports were searched for "edema" OR ("bilateral" AND "infiltrate") and a more detailed algorithm for descriptions consistent with ARDS...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Tadayoshi Kurita, Shingo Kawashima, Koji Morita, Yoshiki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: β1 blockers increase the risk of cerebral hypoxia during acute anemia and apneic hypoxia. We hypothesized that β1 stimulants conversely increase cerebral tolerance to anemia and hypoxia. METHODS: After induction with isoflurane, twelve swine (mean ± SD: 25.2 ± 0.6 kg) received 200 µg kg-1 min-1 landiolol and 20 µg kg-1 min-1 dobutamine. Reversal of the order of drug administration was performed in six animals each. Before and during each drug infusion, apnea was induced until reaching <70% oxygen saturation (SpO2 ) after 5 min of 100% oxygen ventilation...
December 2017: Neurocritical Care
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