Incidence of infusion phlebitis in peripheral veins following infusion of potassium chloride

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Nursing
Department Nursing
Author Ervin, Susan Melanie
Title Incidence of infusion phlebitis in peripheral veins following infusion of potassium chloride
Date 1980-06
Description This dissertation presents and analytic method to determine the extent to which interalveolar diffusion can influence pulmonary gas exchange in response to graded vascular embolization. The method shows that failure of inert gas techniques to detect microemboli is due to interalveolar diffusion of inert tracer gases, and demonstrates that microembolic involvement is detectable with the added use of the less diffusible stable isotopes 18O2 and 13CO2. An animal study utilizing two sets of physiologic/inert gas pairs (18O2/acetylene, and 13CO2/dimethyl ether) is presented. Spherical polystyrene beads (diameter 50-500 µm) were injected into anesthetized dogs to induce microembolism. Gas exchange was assessed using the synchronous tracer injection method. In addition to being consistent with the model predictions of the interalveolar, diffusion, the results show sufficient separation in the two gas pairs to suggest feasibility for utilizing the method as a noninvasive means for quantitating both embolic dimension and the extent of involvement throughout the lung. Implications for involvement in human subjects are discussed.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Adverse Effects; Infusions
Subject MESH Phlebitis; Potassium Chloride; Parietaria
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
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Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2012-04-24
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