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Why would a patients values drop after a tracheostomy instead of getting better the patient has COPD and is trying to wean off the ventilator?

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Dr. Mike Flowers
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Need more info

Which "values"?

In brief: Need more info

Which "values"?
Dr. Mike Flowers
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Dr. Tarek Nashawi
is it O2 saturation or what?
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Which values?

You are asking about an unstable situation.
Any number of complications can happen like an uncontrolled infection, a stroke, a heart attack ...Etc.

In brief: Which values?

You are asking about an unstable situation.
Any number of complications can happen like an uncontrolled infection, a stroke, a heart attack ...Etc.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: It depends

Tracheostomy is done after a prolonged intubation.
It per se does not increase oxygenation. O2 sats reflect the lung disease, such as a bad COPD patient or pneumonia.

In brief: It depends

Tracheostomy is done after a prolonged intubation.
It per se does not increase oxygenation. O2 sats reflect the lung disease, such as a bad COPD patient or pneumonia.
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