Transcutaneous blood gas monitoring during salbutamol inhalations in young children with acute asthmatic symptoms.

The effect of salbutamol inhalations on transcutaneous blood gases was investigated in 23 children (aged 11 months-2.5 years) with asthmatic symptoms. After one salbutamol inhalation there was a mean increase in transcutaneous PO2 (tcPO2) of 0.5 kPa (P less than 0.01); after a second dose given 30 minutes later, the mean increase was 1.2 kPa (P less than 0… CONTINUE READING