Effect of Changing Position on Arterial Oxygenation in a Patient with Agenesia of the Left Pulmonary Artery

Marcello Ferrari, Reza Marcello, Guido Lampronti, Cristina Biasin, Vinicio Zuccali, Mario Olivieri, Gianfranco Meduri

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The effects of body position (supine, right and left lateral decubitus) on gas exchange were evaluated in a patient with agenesis of the left pulmonary artery, subjected to mechanical ventilation because of adult respiratory distress syndrome. Arterial blood gases were measured 60 min after each of the three positions was attained and showed that lying on the left side (i.e. the side of the impaired lung) produced higher arterial oxygen pressure (68.5 ± 1.5 mm Hg) than lying on the opposite side (50.0 ± 1.2 mm Hg); (p > 0.05). No significant differences in mean arterial carbon dioxide pressure were found. In contrast to unilateral lung diseases affecting the parenchyma, the position improving arterial oxygenation was the one in which the healthy lung was uppermost, in our patient with a unilateral perfusion defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalRespiration
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Pulmonary Artery
Gases
Lung
Supine Position
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Artificial Respiration
Carbon Dioxide
Lung Diseases
Arterial Pressure
Perfusion
Oxygen
Pressure

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Effect of Changing Position on Arterial Oxygenation in a Patient with Agenesia of the Left Pulmonary Artery. / Ferrari, Marcello; Marcello, Reza; Lampronti, Guido; Biasin, Cristina; Zuccali, Vinicio; Olivieri, Mario; Meduri, Gianfranco.

In: Respiration, Vol. 64, No. 5, 01.01.1997, p. 371-374.

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Ferrari, M, Marcello, R, Lampronti, G, Biasin, C, Zuccali, V, Olivieri, M & Meduri, G 1997, 'Effect of Changing Position on Arterial Oxygenation in a Patient with Agenesia of the Left Pulmonary Artery', Respiration, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 371-374. https://doi.org/10.1159/000196707
Ferrari M, Marcello R, Lampronti G, Biasin C, Zuccali V, Olivieri M et al. Effect of Changing Position on Arterial Oxygenation in a Patient with Agenesia of the Left Pulmonary Artery. Respiration. 1997 Jan 1;64(5):371-374. https://doi.org/10.1159/000196707
Ferrari, Marcello ; Marcello, Reza ; Lampronti, Guido ; Biasin, Cristina ; Zuccali, Vinicio ; Olivieri, Mario ; Meduri, Gianfranco. / Effect of Changing Position on Arterial Oxygenation in a Patient with Agenesia of the Left Pulmonary Artery. In: Respiration. 1997 ; Vol. 64, No. 5. pp. 371-374.
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