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Duration of anaesthesia and post-operative hypoxaemia

  • P. J. Harte
  • D. F. Courtney
  • E. Geraldine O’Sullivan
  • M. P. Brady
Article

Summary

A PROSPECTIVE study was designed to investigate the relationship between post-operative hypoxaemia and duration of anaesthesia. The Po2 was monitored pre-operatively, 4 hours postoperatively, and daily thereafter for 2 days in 33 female patients undergoing elective biliary tract surgery. A significantly greater fall in Po2 occurred in these patients who had prolonged anaesthetics suggesting that this group of patients should be carefully monitored during the post-operative period and oxygen administered if necessary.

Keywords

Functional Residual Capacity IRISH Journal Airway Closure Great Fall Closing Volume 
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© Springer 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Harte
    • 1
  • D. F. Courtney
    • 1
  • E. Geraldine O’Sullivan
    • 1
  • M. P. Brady
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and AnaesthesiaRegional Hospital and University CollegeCork

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