Acid-base balance and blood gases in prognosis and therapy of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

J. Boix-Ochoa, G. Peguero, G. Seijo, A. Natal, J. Canals

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    Abstract

    The acid-base balance and gas-exchange mechanisms and their correlation with the pathologic findings in the lungs of children with diaphragmatic hernia determines prognostic and therapeutic criteria. The existence of a severe respiratory acidosis that does not improve after positive-pressure mechanical ventilation and the existence of a high degree of arteriovenous shunting are bad prognostic signs. The initial laboratory data and their modification after intensive mechanical ventilation are useful in establishing prognosis and in guiding therapy. © 1974.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-57
    JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1974

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