Discussing "silent hypoxaemia" and timing of intubation. Part 2 of the COVID-19: keeping the baby in the bath" series
Some experts divide patients in two separate phenotypes: The “L” phenotype characterized by a hypoxemic failure and “low elastance” lungs (high compliance) and the “H” phenotype with “high elastance and recoil” lungs (lower compliance).
A femoral arterial blood gas sample is obtained from a 41 year old man...obtained when the barometric pressure was 272mmHg and the PiO2 47mmHg
Hypoxaemia post Cardiac Surgery. Management approach would be based on a systematic assessment of the patient using history, examination and review of investigations with regard to the following possible causes.