perflubron

per·flu·bron

(per-flū'bron),
Generic name for perfluorooctyl bromide.

perflubron

LiquiVent® Neonatology A highly oxygenated perfluorocarbon liquid intrapulmonary ventilating agent, used in neonates with severe RDS and adults with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, which may prevent O2 toxicity, ↓ barotrauma due to improved dynamic compliance, ↑ oxygenation. See Liquid ventilation, Respiratory distress syndrome.
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Indirect ultrasonographic lymphography with perflubron emulsion.
The PFC liquids used to support pulmonary gas exchange are a type of synthetic liquid fluorinated hydrocarbon (hydrocarbons with the hydrogen replaced by fluorine, and for perflubron where a bromine atom is added as well) with high solubility for oxygen and carbon dioxide.
A new oxygen-bearing lubricant, called perflubron, has been tested on 13 premature infants with severe surfactant deficiency.
Thanks to this oxygen-bearing lubricant, called perflubron, the baby was one of eight to survive a crisis known as surfactant deficiency.
Shepherd and Steinke (1) reported that perflubron emulsion, a potential blood substitute soon to be in clinical use, interferes with measurements by several CO-oximeters.
Perflubron emulsion (Oxygent [TM]) is now in advanced clinical trials as a non-hemoglobin, oxygen-carrying blood substitute and is expected to be in clinical use soon.
A PFC product currently in clinical trials is Perflubron from Alliance Pharmaceuticals.
X91, the other a PFC-based oxygen carrier, Perflubron emulsion from Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp.