Atelectasis laboratory findings

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sudarshana Datta, MD [2]

Overview

Patients with atelectasis have hypoxemia with low levels of PaO2 and normal/low PaCO2 levels on ABG analysis. Raised peak and end-inspiratory plateau pressures due to decreased lung compliance are also present in these patients.

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References

  1. Peroni DG, Boner AL (2000). "Atelectasis: mechanisms, diagnosis and management". Paediatr Respir Rev. 1 (3): 274–8. PMID 12531090. doi:10.1053/prrv.2000.0059. 



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