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Blood gases

Matthias Jacob, Daniel Chappell, Bernhard F Becker
Oxygen delivery to cells is the basic prerequisite of life. Within the human body, an ingenious oxygen delivery system, comprising steps of convection and diffusion from the upper airways via the lungs and the cardiovascular system to the microvascular area, bridges the gap between oxygen in the outside airspace and the interstitial space around the cells. However, the complexity of this evolutionary development makes us prone to pathophysiological problems. While those problems related to respiration and macrohemodynamics have already been successfully addressed by modern medicine, the pathophysiology of the microcirculation is still often a closed book in daily practice...
October 21, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Thomas Breuer, Nima Hatam, Benjamin Grabiger, Gernot Marx, Bradley J Behnke, Joachim Weis, Ruedger Kopp, Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez, Norbert Zoremba, Christian S Bruells
Perioperative necessity of deep sedation is inevitably associated with diaphragmatic inactivation. This study investigated 1) the feasibility of a new phrenic nerve stimulation method allowing early diaphragmatic activation even in deep sedation and, 2) metabolic changes within the diaphragm during mechanical ventilation compared to artificial activity. 12 piglets were separated into 2 groups. One group was mechanically ventilated for 12 hrs (CMV) and in the second group both phrenic nerves were stimulated via pacer wires inserted near the phrenic nerves to mimic spontaneous breathing (STIM)...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ali M Mokhtar, Ahmed I Elsakka, Hassan M Ali
BACKGROUND: Anxiety is a concern in obstetrics, especially in preeclamptic mothers. Sedation is not commonly used in parturients for fear of adverse neonatal effect. We investigated maternal and neonatal outcome of midazolam as an adjuvant to spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial, in which eighty preeclamptic parturients received either an intravenous dose of 0.035 mg/kg of midazolam or an equal volume of normal saline, 30 min before spinal anesthesia...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
S Parthasarathy, R Sripriya, N Krishnaveni
Intestinal obstruction is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Scientific assessment of the cause, site of obstruction, appropriate correction of the fluid deficit and electrolyte imbalance with preoperative stabilization of blood gases is ideal as a preoperative workup. Placement of a preoperative epidural catheter especially in the thoracic interspace takes care of perioperative pain and stress reduction. Intraoperative management by controlled general anesthesia administering a relative high inspired fraction of oxygen with invasive monitoring in selected sick cases is mandatory...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Tariq Yousuf, Taylor Brinton, Ghulam Murtaza, Daniel Wozniczka, Khansa Ahmad, Joy Iskandar, Raju Mehta, Hesam Keshmiri, Tabassum Hanif
End-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) monitoring is useful in many situations. However, ETCO2 monitoring is unreliable in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to widespread lung inflammation. In our study, we attempt to establish the gradient between the arterial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) and ETCO2 in patients with ARDS, which we defined as the PaETCO2 gradient. The main objective of the study was to establish a PaETCO2 gradient in each severity of ARDS. We analyzed 35 patients with ARDS and a total of 88 arterial blood gases were included...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, Ashish K Sharma, Dustin T Money, Yunge Zhao, Mark H Stoler, Christine L Lau, Curtis G Tribble, Victor E Laubach, Mark E Roeser, Irving L Kron
OBJECTIVE: Critical organ shortages have resulted in ex vivo lung perfusion gaining clinical acceptance for lung evaluation and rehabilitation to expand the use of donation after circulatory death organs for lung transplantation. We hypothesized that an innovative use of airway pressure release ventilation during ex vivo lung perfusion improves lung function after transplantation. METHODS: Two groups (n = 4 animals/group) of porcine donation after circulatory death donor lungs were procured after hypoxic cardiac arrest and a 2-hour period of warm ischemia, followed by a 4-hour period of ex vivo lung perfusion rehabilitation with standard conventional volume-based ventilation or pressure-based airway pressure release ventilation...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Kady Fischer, Dominik P Guensch, Nancy Shie, Julie Lebel, Matthias G Friedrich
BACKGROUND: Breathing maneuvers can elicit a similar vascular response as vasodilatory agents like adenosine; yet, their potential diagnostic utility in the presence of coronary artery stenosis is unknown. The objective of the study is to investigate if breathing maneuvers can non-invasively detect inducible ischemia in an experimental animal model when the myocardium is imaged with oxygenation-sensitive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (OS-CMR). METHODS AND FINDINGS: In 11 anesthetised swine with experimentally induced significant stenosis (fractional flow reserve <0...
2016: PloS One
Juliana Arcanjo Lino, Gabriela Carvalho Gomes, Nancy Delma Silva Vega Canjura Sousa, Andrea K Carvalho, Marcelo Emanoel Bezerra Diniz, Antonio Brazil Viana Junior, Marcelo Alcantara Holanda
BACKGROUND: Teaching mechanical ventilation at the bedside with real patients is difficult with many logistic limitations. Mechanical ventilators virtual simulators (MVVS) may have the potential to facilitate mechanical ventilation (MV) training by allowing Web-based virtual simulation. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify and describe the current available MVVS, to compare the usability of their interfaces as a teaching tool and to review the literature on validation studies...
June 14, 2016: JMIR Med Educ
J G Toffaletti, C R Rackley
Although part of a common "blood gas" test panel with pH and pCO2, the pO2, %O2Hb, and related parameters are independently used to detect and monitor oxygen deficits from a variety of causes. Measurement of blood gases and cooximetry may be done by laboratory analyzers, point of care testing, noninvasive pulse oximetry, and transcutaneous blood gases. The specimen type and mode of monitoring oxygenation that are chosen may be based on a combination of urgency, practicality, clinical need, and therapeutic objectives...
2016: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
R Sahni, X Ameer, K Ohira-Kist, J-T Wung
OBJECTIVES: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is effective in conjunction with tracheal intubation (TI) and mechanical ventilation (MV) for treating arterial pulmonary hypertension and hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF) in near-term and term newborns. Non-invasive respiratory support with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is increasingly used to avoid morbidity associated with TI and MV, yet the effectiveness of iNO delivery via nasal CPAP remains unknown. To evaluate the effectiveness of iNO delivered via the bubble nasal CPAP system in term and preterm newborns with HRF...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Kaci Osenga, Andrea Postier, Jill Dreyfus, Laurie Foster, Wrenda Teeple, Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
CONTEXT: Specialized pediatric palliative care (PPC) services have become more common in urban pediatric hospital settings, though little is known about palliative care specialist involvement. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare circumstances prior to death in children who spent their last days of life in an inpatient pediatric hospital setting, with or without PPC provider involvement during their inpatient stay. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of medical records of children for the last inpatient stay that resulted in death at a children's hospital setting between January 2012 through June 2013...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Kajal Jain, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, Siva Subramani Vp, Shalini Gander, Praveen Kumar
BACKGROUND: Previous evidence showed that use of phenylephrine was associated with higher umbilical artery pH (UA pH) than ephedrine after elective cesarean delivery (CD). However, the best choice of vasopressor and its effect on funic gases in cases of acute fetal compromise require additional studies. METHODS: Ninety parturients showing acute fetal compromise during intrapartum period and taken up for CD (category II) under spinal anesthesia were randomized to receive prophylactic infusion of ephedrine 2...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Adam Ogna, Julie Nardi, Helene Prigent, Maria-Antonia Quera Salva, Cendrine Chaffaut, Laure Lamothe, Sylvie Chevret, Djillali Annane, David Orlikowski, Frederic Lofaso
BACKGROUND: Restrictive respiratory failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neuromuscular diseases (NMD). Home mechanical ventilation (HMV) is used to treat hypoventilation, and its efficiency is mostly assessed by daytime blood gases or nocturnal oxygen saturation monitoring (SpO2). Non-invasive transcutaneous measure of CO2 (TcCO2) allows to directly assess nocturnal hypercapnia and to detect residual hypoventilation with a higher sensitivity than SpO2. We aimed to compare the prognostic value of nocturnal SpO2 and TcCO2 in ventilated adult NMD patients...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
Safwat Aly, Mohamed El-Dib, Mohamed Mohamed, Hany Aly
Background Obtaining blood gases in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants is an invasive procedure. Studies using transcutaneous carbon dioxide (tcPCO2) have reported variable skin complications with high-temperature probes. No enough data available on tcPCO2 monitoring using reduced-temperature probes (41°C). Objective The objective of this study was to assess reliability and safety of tcPCO2 monitoring at reduced-temperature probe in VLBW infants. Design and Methods A prospective study was conducted on VLBW infants...
September 27, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Cory Ann Boyd, Jonah Warren, Mary Ann Glendon
This article describes the development process for creating a digital educational mini game prototype designed to provide practice opportunities for learning fundamental principles of arterial blood gases. Mini games generally take less than an hour to play and focus on specific subject matter. An interdisciplinary team of faculty from two universities mentored student game developers to design a digital educational mini game prototype. Sixteen accelerated bachelor of science in nursing students collaborated with game development students and playtested the game prototype during the last semester of their senior year in nursing school...
September 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
R G Özalp, A Yavuz, A Orman, I Seker, D Udum Küçükşen, A Rişvanlı, Ö O Demiral, A Wehrend
The clinical effects of aglepristone treatment to induce parturition in ewes and their newborns were reported. Three experimental groups were defined: group AG5 (n = 5), group AG10 (n = 5), and group CG (n = 5) in which ewes were injected twice with 5, 10 mg/kg of aglepristone, and saline solution of ewes, respectively. Different parameters associated with parturition in ewes and their newborns were investigated. Serum progesterone, oxytocin, and free and conjugated total estrogens were measured after treatments until parturition...
August 22, 2016: Theriogenology
Gianmaria Cammarota, Federico Longhini, Raffaella Perucca, Chiara Ronco, Davide Colombo, Antonio Messina, Rosanna Vaschetto, Paolo Navalesi
BACKGROUND: Compared to pneumatically controlled pressure support (PSP), neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) was proved to improve patient-ventilator interactions, while not affecting comfort, diaphragm electrical activity (EAdi), and arterial blood gases (ABGs). This study compares neurally controlled pressure support (PSN) with PSP and NAVA, delivered through two different helmets, in hypoxemic patients receiving noninvasive ventilation for prevention of extubation failure. METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent three (PSP, NAVA, and PSN) 30-min trials in random order with both helmets...
September 19, 2016: Anesthesiology
Kátina M Souza, Leandro G Braz, Flávia R Nogueira, Marajane B Souza, Lahis F Bincoleto, Aline G Aun, José E Corrente, Lídia R Carvalho, José Reinaldo C Braz, Mariana G Braz
Data on the genotoxic and mutagenic effects of occupational exposure to the most frequently used volatile anesthetics are limited and controversial. The current study is the first to evaluate genomic instability, cell death and proliferative index in exfoliated buccal cells (EBC) from anesthesiologists. We also evaluated DNA damage and determined the concentrations of the anesthetic gases most commonly used in operating rooms. This study was conducted on physicians who were allocated into two groups: the exposed group, which consisted of anesthesiologists who had been exposed to waste anesthetic gases (isoflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane and nitrous oxide - N2O) for at least two years; and the control group, which consisted of non-exposed physicians matched for age, sex and lifestyle with the exposed group...
September 2016: Mutation Research
Anne-Marie Gabrielsen, Torbjørn Omland, Mette Brokner, Jan Magnus Fredheim, Jens Jordan, Sverre Lehmann, May Brit Lund, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Dag Hofsø
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, impaired pulmonary function and heart failure, but obesity is also associated with paradoxically low levels of serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). In subjects with severe obesity undergoing weight loss treatment, we assessed the associations between changes in severity of obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary function and serum NT-proBNP levels. METHODS: One-year non-randomized controlled clinical trial...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Mateus R Amorim, Leni G H Bonagamba, George M P R Souza, Davi J A Moraes, Benedito H Machado
Sino-aortic denervated (SAD) rats present mean arterial pressure (MAP) similar to control rats. Since respiration modulates MAP, we hypothesized that conscious SAD rats present respiratory changes associated with the normal MAP. In this study we evaluated the cardiovascular and respiratory activities and arterial blood gases in control and SAD rats. Male juvenile Wistar rats (P19-P21) were submitted to SAD, sham surgery, or selective carotid bodies removal (CBX) and the three groups were evaluated 10 days after the surgery (SAD, n = 21, Sham, n = 18, CBX, n = 13)...
September 12, 2016: Experimental Physiology
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