Effects of inhalation of corticosteroids immediately after experimental chlorine gas lung injury.

@article{Gunnarsson2000EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of inhalation of corticosteroids immediately after experimental chlorine gas lung injury.},
  author={Marianne Gunnarsson and Sten M. Walther and Tomas Seidal and Sten Lennquist},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={101-7}
}
BACKGROUND To assess the effects of treatment with nebulized corticosteroids immediately after chlorine gas injury. METHODS Eighteen anesthetized and mechanically ventilated pigs were exposed to chlorine gas (140 ppm for 10 minutes) and observed for 6 hours. Nine pigs were treated with nebulized beclomethasone-dipropionate 20 microg/kg (BDP group), and nine pigs were given no treatment (control group). RESULTS All animals developed severe pulmonary dysfunction. The initial decrease in PaO2… CONTINUE READING

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