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Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy

Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy is of proven benefit to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with high-grade stenosis of the internal carotid artery. Since the disease is atherosclerotic in origin, these patients often are prone to a variety of Continue reading

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Acute Lung Injury and ARDS

The European—American Consensus Conference in 1993 provided working definitions of Acute Lung Injury and ARDS to improve diagnostic consistency and interpretation of the results of clinical and epidemiological studies. 4 Both Acute Lung Injury and ARDS are characterized by the Continue reading

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Most common causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS

Most common causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS are the clinical condition first described by Ashbaugh in 1967, to describe a group of patients with acute inflammation of the lungs resulting in severe hypoxia that is not amenable for Continue reading

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Oxygenation Capacity

Oxygenation capacity is the volume of oxygen at standard pressure and temperature carried by 100 mL of blood after saturation with room air. Oxygenation capacity includes the oxygen in combination with haemoglobin (1.39 mL/g) and oxygen in solution in plasma Continue reading

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Excess Oxygen

Excess Oxygen can cause pulmonary oxygen toxicity which results in a lot of damage to the body tissues. To summarize briefly, the excess oxygen can cause, pulmonary toxicity, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, rertolental fibroplasia, convulsions and Paul burt effect. Here we will be dicussing the Continue reading

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Oxygen Partial Pressure

About one-fifth (20.9%) of air contains oxygen. In the inspired air, oxygen has partial pressure at 1/5 of the atmospheric pressure, i.e., 159 mm Hg. Oxygen partial pressure decreases to 100 mm Hg up to alveoli. Oxygen tension in venous Continue reading

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Alveolar partial pressure of oxygen

For the Alveolar partial pressure of oxygen we see, Increasing the inspired concentration (F1) of an anaesthetic agent increases the alveolar concentration (FA). A 75% nitrous oxide (N20) in oxygen mixture increases the FI/FA ratio of N20. The amount of Continue reading

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Pharmacological management of pain

The drugs remain the main modality to achieve pharmacological management of pain . Various routes of administration for various drugs have been employed. The quest for an ideal, suitable analgesic continues. Conventionally three classes of drugs are employed to achieve Continue reading

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Chronic oxygen deficiency

      Chronic oxygen deficiency is defined as a prolonged lack of oxygen to the body as that occurs in living in high altitudes or by having severe chronic lung disease. Chronic oxygen deficiency have the following effects : There is Continue reading

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Benzodiazepine equivalence

Among benzodiazepine equivalence , differences in the onset and duration of action are due to their potency, lipid solubility and pharmacokinetics. Benzodiazepine equivalence is used to understand the relative differences in the action and effects of the different types of Continue reading

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