[abstract] IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM NEUROLOGICAL SEQUELAE OF CARBON MONOXIDE INTOXICATION.

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[abstract] IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM NEUROLOGICAL SEQUELAE OF CARBON MONOXIDE INTOXICATION.

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Title: [abstract] IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM NEUROLOGICAL SEQUELAE OF CARBON MONOXIDE INTOXICATION.
Author: Skeen, MB; Massey, EW; Moon, RE; Shelton, DL; Fawcett, TA; Piantadosi, CA
Abstract: A retrospective review of medical records was performed to analyze the frequency and characteristics of neurologic sequelae in patients with acute carbon monoxide intoxication. 187 cases were reviewed ranging in age from 7 months to 99 years with a mean age of 37.2 years. The male:female ratio was 3:1. All patients were treated with hyperbaric oxygen at 2.5 ATA for 90 minutes, 1 to 120 hours after the end of the exposure. Of this group, 103 patients had experienced loss of consciousness prior to arrival at the chamber with 76 of these evidencing no neurologic deficits at the time of discharge. 28 patients were determined to have neurologic deficits at the time of discharge. 27 of the patients with neurologic deficits had suffered loss of consciousness prior to arrival at the chamber. One patient was lethargic and confused and became unconscious during treatment when he experienced recurrent generalized seizures while in the chamber. In comparing patients with and without neurologic deficits there was no significant difference in mean COHb levels (27.5+/-17.4, and 27.2+/-13.7 respectively). Likewise there was no significant difference in mean duration of exposure reported (8.3 vs. 8.1 hrs.). Of interest those patients who developed deficits had a mean interval from exposure to treatment significantly longer than those without deficits (13.7 vs. 6.5 hrs.). Current investigations are underway to evaluate late sequelae or residual symptoms in all patients.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting held June 19-23, 1991 at San Diego Princess Resort, San Diego, CA.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7416
Date: 1991

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