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Does oxygen tube length affect lpm flow delivery?

Does oxygen tube length affect lpm flow delivery?

Yes: Upto 50ft does not affect liter flow - check with home care company will have sticker trach is 12ft. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Tell me the difference between the plastic thing they put in your nose, an oxygen mask, and a breathing tube?

Tell me the difference between the plastic thing they put in your nose, an oxygen mask, and a breathing tube?

Levels of help: Each can be used to give a person oxygen. The prongs in the nose are nasal cannula, the mask delivers a higher concentration or oxygen and the breathing tube does the highest. That last intervention, called intubation, is also a way to completely breathe for a person. The intensity of the patient's need determines which is appropriate for a given case. ...Read more

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If my husbands oxygen level got down in the 50s after getting a chest tube, can he have some brain damage?

If my husbands oxygen level got down in the 50s after getting a chest tube, can he have some brain damage?

Good question: I am assuming when he had the chest tube put in he was monitored and had some sedation? Sometimes the pulse oximeter readings can be off (movement, poor contact)...Especially when procedures are being done. I would bring your concerns to the treating m.D's, but i suspect that the dip was only transient and did not cause any permanent damage. ...Read more

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Do they put a tube down your throat when extracting wisdom teeth? If not, how can you get oxygen?

Do they put a tube down your throat when extracting wisdom teeth? If not, how can you get oxygen?

Not usually: Most wisdom teeth are removed without intubation. Patients are often sedated for wisdom teeth extractions, but this does not usually require intubation. You can breath through your nose, just like when your mouth is closed, or you can breath through your mouth, just like when you have other dental work done. Consult with your dentist or surgeon if you have a preference one way or the other. ...Read more

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If you wear a nose tube with oxygen when asleep, could this cause dry or sore throat? Can it cause dry mouth?

If you wear a nose tube with oxygen when asleep, could this cause dry or sore throat? Can it cause dry mouth?

Yes, yes on both: Usually there is a water moisturizer along with the oxygen in the machine that you can turn on. If there isn't, ask for one that does. You do not want dry mouth because this condition can cause rampant tooth decay. Some medications will cause dry mouth. If this happens, ask your physician or dentist to prescribe biotene mouth rinse and saliva replacement. You must meticulously clean your teeth. ...Read more

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Had tubal reversal tubes back together dr said length tubes were short but good flow chances of pregnacy?

Had tubal reversal tubes back together dr said length tubes were short but good flow chances of pregnacy?

Impossible: I think i would defer to your surgeon. Any answer here would be nothing more than guessing. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Had tubal reversal tubes back together dr said length tubes were short but good flow chances of pregnacy 35 yr old healthy female ovulation on top?

Had tubal reversal tubes back together dr said length tubes were short but good flow chances of pregnacy 35 yr old healthy female ovulation on top?

How long?: Your chances depend on many things besides tubes, but if you were normally fertile before the ligation let's assume you still are. The chance of pregnancy goes down as the tubes get shorter. How long are your tubes? Studies show that with a tubal length of 4 cm or less, pregnancy rates are zero. ...Read more

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Delivery of oxygen, and complicated by neuropathy, what to do?

Delivery of oxygen, and complicated by neuropathy, what to do?

Improving oxygenatio: Assuming getting oxygen to tissues in a limb involved with neuropathy, benefits can occur with hbo, hyperbaric oxygen, vascular surgery to bypass clogs, compression to reduce lymphedema, medications to improve blood flow, and improving underlying health conditions. Which is correct for you depends on your condition which is best assessed by your own doctor, familiar with these options. ...Read more