Oxygen general saturation after bronchography under general anaesthesia

  • RG Macgillivray
  • S Zulu

Abstract

Thirty-six patients undergoing bronchography or bronchoscopy under general anaesthesia were continuously monitored by pulse oximetry for 5 hours after these procedures. Significant falls in oxygen saturation were observed in the first hour and were of most clinical relevance in patients with preexisting pulmonary dysfunction who underwent bronchography. These results support the recommendation that supplementary oxygen should be provided for all patients undergoing this investigation.

SA Med J 1989; 76: 151-152

Author Biographies

RG Macgillivray
Department of Anaesthetics, University of Natal and Wentworth Hospital, Durban
S Zulu
Department of Anaesthetics, University of Natal and Wentworth Hospital, Durban
Published
2017-08-06
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135