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Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Results and Disscusion of The Effect of Positional Changes on Oxygenation in Patients with Pleural Effusions

The effect of positioning on Sa02 is summarized in Figure 2. A mean Sa02 value determined for the 15-minute period during each position was calculated by averaging the three measurements obtained in each position. The mean Sa02 in the sitting position was 95.0±0.3 percent (SE) and fell slightly to 94.3±0.4 percent in the supine position (not significant). When positioned such that the pleural efiusion was … Continue reading