[Effect of thoracentesis on arterial blood gas tension].

  • Fusheng Li
  • Published 1990 in
    Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe…

Abstract

The effect of thoracentesis on arterial blood gas tension was studied in 30 patients with unilateral free pleural effusions of various causes. Arterial blood gases were measured before thoracentesis and at 20 minutes, two hours after the procedure. P(A-a)O2 was determined at the same time. The PaO2, PaCO2 and HCO3 showed significant decrease but the… (More)

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@article{Li1990EffectOT, title={[Effect of thoracentesis on arterial blood gas tension].}, author={Fusheng Li}, journal={Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases}, year={1990}, volume={13 4}, pages={233-5, 256} }