How Hyperoxemia May Lead to Ischemia in Multiple Organs and Possibly to Organ Failure

  • Niels Lund


The causes and effects of hypoxemia have been the subjects of innumerable investigations. It is intuitively understood, and has been scientifically shown, that in most instances hypoxemia is harmful to human beings. However, the negative effects of normobaric hyperoxemia are less well known to the clinician.


Oxygen Pressure Capillary Density Muscle Blood Flow Kind Permission Intrapulmonary Shunting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niels Lund
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  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine and DentistryUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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