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Adequacy of oxygenation parameters in elderly patients undergoing mechanical ventilation

Luana Petruccio Cabral Monteiro Guedes, Fabrício Costa Delfino, Flavia Perassa de Faria, Gislane Ferreira de Melo, Gustavo de Azevedo Carvalho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400011

Objective:To compare ideal PaO2 with PaO2 found, ideal PaO2/FiO2 of room air with the one found, and ideal FiO2 with FiO2 found in mechanically ventilated elderly patients.METHODS:Cross-sectional study that evaluated elderly mechanically ventilated patients for at least 72 hours and who underwent three subsequent blood gas analyses.RESULTS:The sample consisted of 48 elderly with mean age of 74.77±9.36 years. There was a significant difference between the ideal PaO2 and the one found (p