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- Pulmonary Sequelae at Six Months following Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (4)

The heart rates determined from the ECG and the pulse oximeter were compared and Sa02 signals were rejected as artifacts if the difference was greater than 5 beats per minute or damping of the pulse tracing from the oximeter was seen. Wakefulness, sleep state and feeding were determined by direct observation and behavorial criteria. An arterial blood gas level was obtained at the end of the sleep study by radial artery puncture and compared with the Sa02 value and tc02.
Pulmonary mechanics were measured using an infant body plethysmograph (Erich Jaeger, Inc, Wurzberg, Germany). Infants were studied while asleep in the supine position 30 min after feeding. Mild sedation (chloral hydrate, 50 mg/kg) was administered for this part of the study. The volume of the plethysmograph is 114 L. The leak to permit stabilization of the plethysmograph for temperature effects is set at a time constant of 4.35 s. There is less than 5 percent deviation of pressure amplitude at “respiratory rates” of 15 to 150 breaths per minute, with less than a 3 percent phase shift in box pressure. Prior to each study the plethysmograph was calibrated and air in a rebreathing bag was humidified and ventilated. Infants were monitored for heart rate, respiratory rate, skin temperature and tc02 and tcC02 during the study.

August 3, 2013 Pulmonary function
Tags: chronic lung disease mechanical ventilation neonatal respiratory failure pulmonary function respiratory failure