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desaturation

(diːˌsætʃəˈreɪʃən)
n
(General Physics) physics the addition of white light to a pure colour to produce a paler less saturated colour
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(4,7,8) When tongue cysts are initially discovered, inspiratory stridor, FTT, swallowing deficits, oxygen desaturation, respiratory failure, and/or acute life-threatening events have been reported.
We report a case with tracheostomy presented to OR with loss of capnography but fair oxygen saturation which proved to be tube dislodgement by fiber-optic bronchoscopy timely without further desaturation.
Sleep apnea was defined via the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) and the desaturation indices (DI).
Severity classification of OSA is based on the frequency and depth/nadir of the desaturations and the number of desaturation clusters, defined as periods of desaturation ([greater than or equal to]5 drops [greater than or equal to] 4% from baseline) within a 10-30-minute period (Table 1).
The sleep efficiency, percentage of time in different sleep stages, apnea index (AI), hypopnea index (HI), apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), arousal index, oxygen desaturation index (ODI), rapid eye movement (REM) AHI, REM ODI, percentage of total sleep time with [O.sub.2] saturation <90%, mean [O.sub.2] saturation and minimum [O.sub.2] saturation levels were evaluated.
Recovery of spontaneous respiration following 0.8 mg/kg succinylcholine administration may not occur rapidly enough to prevent haemoglobin desaturation in patients whose ventilation is not assisted.
The researchers found that oxygen desaturation was significantly related to reduced cortical thickness in the bilateral temporal lobes.
"Our study provides a detailed analysis of the changes in the lipid composition in HCV-infected cells that revealed dependency on FA [fatty acid] elongation and desaturation for effective viral replication and virion production," they reported.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of intravenous lignocain versus sevoflurane in prevention of coughing and desaturation at extubation in children less than 6 years of age.
According to the company, the patients treated with the FRESCA system showed significant improvement in baseline values for the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) and the Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI), both within the normal range (i.e., AHI 2.9/hr, ODI 1.4/hr).