Effects of inhalation of corticosteroids immediately after experimental chlorine gas lung injury
2000 (English)In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, ISSN 1079-6061, Vol. 48, no 1, 101-107 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: To assess the effects of treatment with nebulized corticosteroids immediately after chlorine gas injury. Methods: Eighteen anesthetized and mechanically ventilated pigs were exposed to chlorine gas (140 ppm for 10 minutes) and observed for 6 hours. Nine pigs were treated with nebulized beclomethasone-dipropionate 20 ╡g/kg (BDP group), and nine pigs were given no treatment (control group). Results: All animals developed severe pulmonary dysfunction. The initial decrease in PaO2 was similar in both groups, but BDP-treated animals improved whereas control animals deteriorated (p < 0.005, analysis of variance). Pulmonary vascular resistance increased in both groups but less in the BDP group (p < 0.01). Lung-thorax compliance was better preserved in the BDP group (p < 0.01), and oxygen delivery was significantly better in the BDP group (p < 0.01). One animal died in the BDP group, as did three animals in the control group. Conclusion: Immediate treatment with nebulized BDP improved pulmonary and cardiovascular function after experimental chlorine gas injury.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 48, no 1, 101-107 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25214Local ID: 9653OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25214DiVA: diva2:245541