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Case 2

Because of the condition described in question 3, the patient's hemoglobin saturation was (higher____, lower____) than expected for a particular Pa o 2 level.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The saturation of the patient’s hemoglobin for a particular Pao2 level.

Introduction:

An 18-year-old woman came to the hospital due to respiratory distress. She has had asthma all her life. She appeared fatigued and cyanotic, and used her accessory muscles for inspiration. She was suffering from an acute ventilatory failure with severe hypoxemia.

Please refer to Clinical Application Case- 2 for further information.

Explanation

There is a ballooning of lungs and decrease in the respiratory rate due to asthma. Ballooning of lungs occurs because the gases cannot leave the lungs during exhalation and this obstructs the air from entering during inspiration. This, in turn, decreases the alveolar oxygen and increases the alveolar carbon dioxide...

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