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THAM administration reduces pulmonary carbon dioxide elimination in hypercapnia: an experimental porcine study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Hedenstierna laboratory.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Hedenstierna laboratory. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6834-6399
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Hedenstierna laboratory.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0702-8343
2018 (English)In: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 62, no 6, p. 820-828Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: In a previous study, we found a rebound of arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2) after stopping THAM buffer administration. We hypothesized that this was due to reduced pulmonary CO2 elimination during THAM administration. The aim of this study was to investigate this hypothesis in an experimental porcine hypercapnic model.

Methods: In seven, initially normoventilated, anesthetized pigs (22-27 kg) minute ventilation was reduced by 66% for 7 h. Two hours after commencing hypoventilation, THAM was infused IV for 3 h in a dose targeting a pH of 7.35 followed by a 2 h observation period. Acid-base status, blood-gas content and exhaled CO2 were measured.

Results: THAM raised pH (7.07 0.04 to 7.41 +/- 0.04, P < 0.05) and lowered PaCO2 (15.2 +/- 1.4 to 12.2 +/- 1.1 kPa, P < 0.05). After the infusion, pH decreased and PaCO2 increased again. At the end of the observation period, pH and PaCO2 were 7.24 +/- 0.03 and 16.6 +/- 1.2 kPa, respectively (P < 0.05). Pulmonary CO2 excretion decreased from 109 +/- 12 to 74 +/- 12 ml/min (P < 0.05) during the THAM infusion but returned at the end of the observation period to 111 +/- 15 ml/min (P < 0.05). The estimated reduction of pulmonary CO2 elimination during the infusion was 5800 ml.

Conclusions: In this respiratory acidosis model, THAM reduced PaCO2, but seemed not to increase the total CO2 elimination due to decreased pulmonary CO2 excretion(,) suggesting only cautious use of THAM in hypercapnic acidosis.

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2018. Vol. 62, no 6, p. 820-828
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-358364DOI: 10.1111/aas.13097ISI: 000434205100012PubMedID: 29532468OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-358364DiVA, id: diva2:1243412
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Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Heart Lung FoundationAvailable from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved

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