arterial oxygen tension


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arterial oxygen tension

Abbreviation: Pao2
The partial pressure of oxygen in the plasma of the arterial blood.
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Patient had an arterial oxygen tension (PaO2) / FiO2 ratio less than 60 despite optimum ventilator settings during at least 16 hours (Table).
The PaO2/FiO2 index (P/F ratio), quantifies the ratio of arterial oxygen tension to available gen concentration.
A more rapid fall in arterial oxygen tension reduces the time for the anaesthetist to achieve adequate airway access and ventilation prior to oxygen desaturation.
Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society and British Thoracic Society (Thorax 2002;57:289-304) recommend that patients with chronic lung disease be able to maintain an arterial oxygen tension greater than 50 mm Hg or 6.6 kilopascals (kPa), Dr.
The effect of upper gas-trointestinal endoscopy on arterial oxygen tension in smok-ers and nonsmokers with and without premedication.