Dialysis-induced hypoxemia. Continuous monitoring of blood oxygen and carbon dioxide tension in children

D. Schurr, A. Pomeranz, A. Drukker

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Abstract

We report our experience with continuous, transcutaneous monitoring of capillary oxygen and carbon dioxide tension (PtcO2, PTlcCO2) during the entire length of hemodialysis treatment in 8 pediatric patients. The relative changes in PtcO2 and PtcCO2 observed with this method were in accordance with those reported in the literature, obtained with frequent arterial blood sampling. There was a temporary fall of PtcO2, averaging 26.2% after 2 h of dialysis, with a concomitant rise of PtcCO2 of 9.9%. The noninvasive, transcutaneous measurement of PtcO2 and PtcCO2 is a reliable and valuable adjunct for the monitoring of the dialysis patient who is prone to develop hypoxemia. It is particularly useful in the very young.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalNephron
Volume37
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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