Sustained oxygenation without ventilation in paralyzed pigs with high-flow tracheal oxygen.

@article{Meggs2005SustainedOW,
  title={Sustained oxygenation without ventilation in paralyzed pigs with high-flow tracheal oxygen.},
  author={William J. Meggs and Robert G Carroll and Kori L. Brewer and Jason B. Hack and Timothy J. Reeder},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={
          864-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES It is generally assumed that ventilation is necessary for oxygenation. This study tested if paralyzed animals without respirations can maintain arterial oxygenation when administered high-flow oxygen delivered by a catheter in the trachea. METHODS DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS 3 anesthetized/paralyzed swine weighing 29.5 +/- 4.2 kg. INTERVENTIONS/OBSERVATIONS: Pigs were intubated, anesthetized with intravenous… CONTINUE READING