Oxygen Shots Offers Patients New Life!
A study conducted by the researchers at Boston Children's Hospital has resulted in a unique gas filled micro particle that can be used to oxygenate blood cells and keep the oxygen circulation stable in a dying patient's body keeping them alive for up to 30 minutes.
A study conducted by the researchers at Boston Children's Hospital has resulted in a unique gas filled micro particle that can be used to oxygenate blood cells and keep the oxygen circulation stable in a dying patient's body keeping them alive for up to 30 minutes. This study that was being published in the Journal of Science Transitional Medicine believes that this substitute when injected directly into the blood stream quickly oxygenate the blood.
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This new invention in the medical field definitely is a boon to the patients who are battling for life. Patients who are a victim of acute lung failure of heart related diseases can rely on this new substitute oxygen shot.
The substitute oxygen shot that is directly injected in to the vein of the patients is a combination of fat and oxygen and provides the doctors with the precious time needed to properly ventilate a dying patient.
The researchers have reported that by injecting the microparticles into rabbits with low blood oxygen levels, the oxygen saturation increased within seconds of the particles hitting the animal's blood stream despite the rabbits' tracheas being blocked.
According to John Kheir, Department of Cardiology, "This is a short-term oxygen substitute - a way to safely inject oxygen gas - to support patients during a critical few minutes. Eventually, this could be stored in syringes on every code cart in a hospital, ambulance or transport helicopter to help stabilize patients who are having difficulty breathing. The microparticles would likely only be administered for 15 to 30 minutes, as they are carried in fluid that would otherwise overload the blood."
Researchers believe that the solution will soon be a standard equipment in every hospital, ambulance and life-flight helicopter as a life-saving, "short-term oxygen substitute."