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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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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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Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

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Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

The following:: Must not - people with a collapsed lung or are using medications that impair wound healing (cisplatin, sulfamylon), affect the lungs (bleomycin) or other (doxorubicin, disulfiram). Might not - those with asthma, claustrophobia, copd, pregnancy, an epidural pain pump, a pacemaker, seizure disorder, upper respiratory infection, high fever, eustachian tube dysfunction, or congenital spherocytosis. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hyperbaric oxygen therapy the same as breathing oxygen through an oxygen tank?

Help docs, is hyperbaric oxygen therapy the same as breathing oxygen through an oxygen tank?

Hyperbaric vs oxygen: No, it is not. Oxygen with a mask or nasal cannula supplied by a tank is not delivered under pressure. Hyperbaric chambers deliver oxygen under pressure so that the level of oxygen in the body tissues exceeds those values that oxygen is delivered via sea level. ...Read more

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How accurate is treadmill oxygen desaturation test (pulmonologist)? Oxygen went from. 98 to 93.

How accurate is treadmill oxygen desaturation test (pulmonologist)?  Oxygen went from. 98 to 93.

Pretty accurate: Typically the oxygen sensor on finger is pretty accurate assuming hands are warm and not cutting off circulation to probe. Also there is a +/- factor of 2% in there. Generally anything over 90% is fine anyway. ...Read more

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Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

The heart: Coronary arteries suply the heart and all its structures with oxygenated blood. ...Read more

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What's a transcutaneous blood oxygen monitor used for?

What's a transcutaneous blood oxygen monitor used for?

To measure oxygen: Tc blood oxygen monitors or pulse oximeters measure the amount of oxygen in the blood and give one indication of how well the heart and lungs are working. ...Read more

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Oxygen saturation level during heart attack?

Low: Blood circulation is not good during a heart attack which makes it hard for air exchange. ...Read more

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What are optimal ventilator settings for premature babies?

What are optimal ventilator settings for premature babies?

As needed: Vent settings are those required by the infant at the time by the factors involved. The pressures must be high enough to inflate the lung tissue and cycle often enough to remove co2. Fine tuning is done within the parameters set by the physician at the beside. ...Read more

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Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?

Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2.  No o2 mask provided for caretaker.  What are risks to latter?

Ear pain or popping: The care taker will experience similar feeling to being in an airplane. Since the caretaker is not using a mask he is not breathing 100% oxygen. Hence no risk of oxygen toxicity. ...Read more

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Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Only 30 ???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time.I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately.If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr,it was longer and more problemat ...Read more

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8pound baby delivered normal thru induction, possible?

8pound baby delivered normal thru induction, possible?

Yes: Babies can be delivered vaginally even over 10 lbs. Some larger babies may cause difficulty with delivery however. Do not rely on the estimated size to determine if the baby can be delivered vaginally as size estimates in the 3rd trimester can be inaccurate. Rely on your obstetrician's experience! ...Read more

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With congestive heart failure or coronary ischemia would the oxygen saturation shown on the monitor at hospitals drop?

Possibly: With severe or "decompensated" congestive heart failure, the oxygen saturation is frequently low due to the pint of water in the lungs. As this condition is treated, the oxygen level will improve. For ischemia, it would be very unc. ...Read more

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What are the oxygen level guidelines, before someone needs supplemental oxygen?

Depends...: Actual medical history and details of the reason for monitoring the oxygen level are required before this question can be answered. The level isn't the same for someone with no medical issues vs someone with cyanotic heart disease (for example). If there is a specific person you are asking about - discuss your concern with their physician. ...Read more

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Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy improve recovery from a stroke?

Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy improve recovery from a stroke?

Hyperbaric oxygen: There are no controlled studies that hyperbaric oxygen helps with strokes. It is not even among those diagnoses approved by medicare for payment; thus, the patient and or their family will incur considerable costs for these treatments that have not been proven to help. More research needs to be completed before this can be recommended. ...Read more

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Does oxygen saturation drop with exercise?

No: In general, it does not. If it happens in your case, please seek help. ...Read more

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Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to protect limb health?

Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to protect limb health?

Hyperbaric oxygen: There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve limb health unless there is a more specific indication to use this treatment. There are 13 indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatments approved for payment by medicare. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?

What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?

About 4% but rising: The most common reasons for c section of a second twin are heart rate problems and the baby coming down in a position other than head first. Many doctors used to be willing to deliver a second twin either butt first or by the feet, but few still have much experience in doing this. There is also a risk of injury to the nerves of the arm or learning disability in any baby that is born breech. ...Read more

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