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ICU Management

End-Tidal CO2 Levels vs. Arterial CO2 Levels in Children with TBI

2019 23 Aug

For patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the partial pressure of CO 2 , arterial (PaCO 2 ) can be adjusted to help with the regulation of cerebral perfusion. However, this can prove difficult to carry out in children. The non-invasive method of capnography measures end-tidal CO 2 (EtCO 2 ) and is often used for paediatric patients as an alternative... Read more

ICU Management

Weaning from extracorporeal systems in patients with severe COPD

2019 30 Apr

A new study in the journal Critical Care demonstrates the feasibility of implementing veno-venous extracorporeal CO 2 removal (vv-ECCO 2 R), in combination with non-invasive neurally adjusted ventilator assist (NIV-NAVA), for the treatment of severe acute exacerbation of COPD.    Investigators conducted a physiological study of the electrical activity... Read more

ICU Management

CO2 in the critically ill

2018 16 Mar

CO 2 exerts potent effects on lung biology that could be clinically relevant in critically ill patients, in particular those with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The impact of hypercapnia on outcome in these patients is yet to be determined. The physiological effects of hypercapnia are increasingly well understood, but the literature... Read more