19,20] It is known that a high level of carboxyhaemoglobin
is found in smokers and that it persists longer than was previously thought after each cigarette, resulting in chronic hypercarboxyhaemoglobinaemia, the influence of which on the foetus, and particularly on its birth weight has been proved.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas which binds easily to haemoglobin to form carboxyhaemoglobin
, which smoking increases; (21) this results in less oxygen in the blood causing tissue hypoxia.
Smoking causes hearing loss, most possibly by affecting the blood flow of the cochlea and also reducing the access of the auditory cells to oxygen as a result of increased blood carboxyhaemoglobin
Maternal smoking and fetal carboxyhaemoglobin
and blood gas levels.
The breath CO analyser is an instrument which calculates the amount of carbon monoxide in a single exhaled breath, automatically calculates the percentage of carboxyhaemoglobin
in the blood of the mother and estimates the carboxyhaemoglobin
in the baby's blood.
Dr Kazim explained that after carbon monoxide is breathed in, it enters your bloodstream and attaches to haemoglobin (the part of red blood cells that carry oxygen around your body), to form carboxyhaemoglobin
Capillary blood samples were obtained at the start of the test as well as at seven minutes post administration of the CO dose for determination of the percentage of bound carboxyhaemoglobin
CO poisoning could not be excluded because of laboratory and transit errors, preventing a carboxyhaemoglobin
level from being obtained.
Kevin, who was diagnosed as morbidly obese in May 2011, had a carboxyhaemoglobin
level of 59% against a fatal level of 50%.
According to forensic experts, a lethal dose of carboxyhaemoglobin
was found in their blood.
Identifying these optical fingerprints enables us to extract the concentration of glucose or carboxyhaemoglobin
Smoking-Induced Elevations in Blood Carboxyhaemoglobin
Levels: Effect on Maximal Oxygen Uptake.