Use of benzodiazepines should be avoided in COPD patients because of their effects in worsening frequency, duration and severity of nocturnal hypoxemia
Poets and associates assessed whether hypoxemia
correlated with the composite outcome of death after 36 weeks' postmenstrual age or disability--motor impairment, cognitive or language delay, severe hearing loss requiring hearing aids or cochlear implants, bilateral blindness, or severe retinopathy of prematurity--assessed at a corrected age of 18 months.
Effectiveness of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for hypoxemia
Severe physiologic consequences occur when hypoxemia
develops and continues over time.
Risk factors for hypoxemia
were hypercarbia, use of bronchodilators, a body mass index greater than 35, and estimated blood loss of more than 250 millileters.
Early changes of cardiac structure and function in COPD patients with mild hypoxemia
These changes also adversely affect oxygenation in the lungs, worsening hypoxemia
ARDS is defined as follows according to 1994 American-European consensus criteria: 1-Acute onset, 2-Severe arterial hypoxemia
Supportive care includes treating the hypoxemia
, perhaps even with mechanical ventilation.
Due to physiologic variables such as increased pulmonary vascular pressure and chronic hypoxemia
, the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is at risk for heart failure (HF).
Vargo, of the Cleveland Clinic, presented a blinded study that analyzed 122 randomized patients and showed that Microstream(R) capnography "significantly reduces the proportion of patients with hypoxemia
, major hypoxemia
, apnea and oxygen requirements during ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) and EUS (Endoscopic ultrasound).
However, immediately after tumour mobilisation the patient developed facial flushing and progressive hypoxemia
and tachycardia without significant hypotension.