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- n. the condition of having an abnormally high concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood
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- n. the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
EXALGO is also contraindicated in patients who: need management of mild pain or pain not expected to persist have significant impaired respiratory function including those with acute or severe bronchial asthma or hypercarbia. have or are suspected to have paralytic ileus have narrowed or obstructed gastrointestinal (GI) tract including those resulting from previous surgery or "blind loops" in the GI tract have known hypersensitivity to any components including hydromorphone hydrochloride and sulfites
According to the authors, frequent episodes of nocturnal hypoxemia and hypercarbia induce vasodilation and disturbances in the autoregulation of the brains of OSA patients.
Validation of venous pCO2 to screen for arterial hypercarbia in patients with chronic obstructive airways disease
Also, the patient was getting a little somnolent, which is never a good sign when you are worried about hypoxemia / hypercarbia, so I figured it would be best if a nurse accompanied her.
< 60mm Hg, SaO2 < 90% ๏ Extreme altitude: > 18050 feet (> 5500 m) Hypoxia, hypercarbia Cannot acclimate