Inspired Gas Composition Influences Recovery from Experimental Venous Air Embolism
Final technical rept. 30 Sep 1989-29 Jan 1990
ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC
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This study examined the effect of varying the breathing gas mixture on recovery from an experimentally induced venous air embolism VAE. The specific objectives of this study were as follows 1 To assess the lungs ability to dissipate a second air embolism. 2 To compare treatment gas breathing to air breathing with regard to a Maximum change in physiological variables b Length of time taken for the return to baseline of physiological variables c Amount of residual intravascular air and d Frequency with which venous air emboli are passed to the arterial circulation.
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