Search Tag: PaCO2

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

IMAGING Management

PET/MR Shows Arterial CO2 a Potent Vasodilator

2017 11 Jun

According to a new study, the use of injectable forms of pharmacological stress agents such as adenosine or one of its analogues to dilate blood vessels during cardiac stress tests could have severe side effects. The findings are published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Study researchers used PET/MR imaging to demonstrate that increases in partial... Read more