Continuous Negative Chest-Wall Pressure: Successful Use for Severe Respiratory Distress in an Adult

Shyamal K. Sanyal, Ruth Bernal, Walter T. Hughes, Sandor Feldman

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Abstract

Continuous negative pressure (CNP) around the chest-wall and lower parts of the body was used to treat progressively severe hypoxemia in a spontaneously breathing adult with diffuse alveolar disease. Therapy with CNP produced a substantial increase in arterial oxygen tension that was sustained and permitted a decrease in oxygen requirements to 40% within 24 hours. There were concomitant decreases in intrapulmonary right-to-left shunt and respiratory frequency. During CNP therapy, no adverse effects on heart rate or blood pressure were detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1727-1728
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume236
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 1976

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