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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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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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Can COPD patient on oxygen get carbon monoxide poison?

Can COPD patient on oxygen get carbon monoxide poison?

Not usually: Carbon monoxide is found in cigarette smoke, out of car exhausts, and other places. Simply being on oxygen doesn't mean that you can get carbon monoxide poisoning, unless you get exposed to it. ...Read more

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Bronchictasis pt.On sup oxy at 28% venturi mask 4LPM.ABG on sup oxygen-pH 7.49 pCO2 46.7 pO2 93.1 HCO3 36.1.Still hav suffocation,hav to inhale deeply?

Bronchictasis pt.On sup oxy at 28% venturi mask 4LPM.ABG on sup oxygen-pH 7.49 pCO2 46.7 pO2 93.1 HCO3 36.1.Still hav suffocation,hav to inhale deeply?

Combined problem: Need more info to better answer. From info available it sounds like either combination of bronchial tubes spasm, some anxiety, and some retained secretions. Helpful items could be handheld nebulizer treatments with bronchial tube relaxing medication, chest PT to help mobilize secretions, and a small amount of medication to help reduce anxiety. A virtual consult would allow a more thorough answer. ...Read more

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Why doctors put oxygen mask on patient's nose when he already breathes from atmosphere?

Why doctors put oxygen mask on patient's nose when he already breathes from atmosphere?

Increase Oxygen: The purpose is to increase the oxygen content in your blood. If your lungs don't adequately absorb it at normal levels in the atmosphere supplemental oxygen can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Are flents ear-loop masks good for helping to filter air pollution?

Are flents ear-loop masks good for helping to filter air pollution?

Not complelety: The size of the particulate matter matter the way mask is worn , one tme use only but for reducing bacterial and viral transmission it helps fumes smoke etc it might not help at all. ...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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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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Where can I find asbestos respirator masks?

Where can I find asbestos respirator masks?

Most building stores: The proper respirator to protect against asbestos is a p100. Those are easy to find, but they need to be properly fit tested to offer protection. You also need to keep in mind that proper clothing has to be used along with procedures to minimize dust. The right and safe thing to do is to get certified in asbestos removal. ...Read more

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70 % lung function - will this patient require oxygen?

Not really: Pt should have abg done and if oxygen level is less than 55, pt will need oxygen, ( or o2 sat <88%). ...Read more

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Will an oxygen tank help with pulmonary embolism?

Depends...: In severe pulmonary embolism, the oxygen level in the body may decrease to levels that require supplemental oxygen. Most of these patients would be hospitalized for their treatment and once the clot resolves, oxygen level should return to baseline levels. ...Read more

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Indoor air pollution. How helpful is a hepa filter?

Indoor air pollution.  How helpful is a hepa filter?

Great: Hepa filters are one of the best filters. Use according to room size. They are great. ...Read more

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Checking oxygen saturation for person with carbon monoxide inhalation, any suggestions?

Use ABG: The problem with co monoxide poisoning is that the co binds tightly to the hemoglobin and if you use saturation, yes that ligand is occupied and will be saturated so saturation is up in the spectrophotometry method. The actual method which is the blood gas will show how much o2 is bound to the hemoglobin. ...Read more

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How deadly is beijing's air pollution?

How deadly is beijing's air pollution?

Not good: For most of the year Beijing has an air pollution index which would be unacceptable in the US. Chinese are willing to put up with it as a sign of progress and the fact that they are earning a living. There will be a burden of disease in the long run which will be tragic. ...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?

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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Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Not much: it might screen out some of the larger particulate matter, but not the smaller particles as well as the molecules in the smoke, like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. The best treatment is to prevent it. If people are smoking in your home, don't allow it. If you don't have a choice, try negotiating a 'smoking room' which could be outfitted with "smoke-eaters." Check with your towns laws on this. ...Read more

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Are bacteriostatic products safe to breathe via a humidifier?

Are bacteriostatic products safe to breathe via a humidifier?

Typically no: Medications for nebulizer use are formulated as prevervative free to prevent irritant or allergic reactions to these compounds. ...Read more

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Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Not particularly: Everybody should avoid chemicals. Survivors of pulmonary emboli have no particular susceptibility. ...Read more

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