arterial blood gases

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Noun1.arterial blood gases - measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial bloodarterial blood gases - measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory diseases
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Normal values for arterial blood gases are very dependent on postnatal age (Fig.
Arterial blood gases provide a means to evaluate several critical aspects of a patient's condition.
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Drawing arterial blood gases is, of course, a very important task for the respiratory therapist and pulmonary function technologist.
Then came an advance: A new point-of-care (POC) method of testing blood gases with a cartridge-based technology allowed the clinician to run the necessary test bedside.
To heparinized whole blood samples from patients in operating rooms or intensive care, we added perflubron within 5 min after the sample was analyzed for blood gases. We anaerobically transferred 0.2 mL of either saline or perflubron mixed with saline to 0.8 mL of each sample of whole blood to give final perflubron concentrations of 10, 30, 40, and 60 g/L.
Leukocyte larceny should be considered as a potential culprit in cases in which blood gases indicate hypoxemia, but clinical condition and pulse oximetry indicate otherwise.
Secure caps prevent blood gases from escaping and contamination by ambient air.
The instrument provides quantitative measurements of pH, blood gases, sodium, potassium, ionized calcium and hematocrit.