Effects of mode of inhalation of carbon monoxide and of normobaric oxygen administration on carbon monoxide elimination from the blood.

@article{Levasseur1996EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mode of inhalation of carbon monoxide and of normobaric oxygen administration on carbon monoxide elimination from the blood.},
  author={L Levasseur and Martine Galliot-Guilley and Frank Richter and J. M. Scherrmann and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric J. Baud},
  journal={Human & experimental toxicology},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={898-903}
}
1. The half-life of carbon monoxide (CO) in blood was studied retrospectively in 26 fire victims and in 19 cases of CO poisoning. Normobaric oxygen therapy was administered via mechanical ventilation in 19 fire victims, and by facial mask to the rest of the casualties. 2. Arterial pH was significantly lower (P < 0.05) and PaO2 significantly greater (P < 0.01) in the mechanically ventilated fire victims compared to the spontaneously breathing fire victims. 3. The blood CO half-lives were 91… CONTINUE READING