De diagnostische aanpak van onbegrepen hypoxemie

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic approach to patients with unexplained hypoxaemia

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This article describes a systematic approach to analysing patients with hypoxaemia. The article is intended for anyone dealing with patients with reduced oxygen saturation during rest or exercise. Hypoxaemia has various causes. The underlying cause of hypoxaemia can be determined using the alveolar-arterial oxygen tension difference and the diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide. The administration of 100% oxygen corrects hypoxaemia in the case of a relative shunt or a diffusion disorder, but not in an absolute shunt.
Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic approach to patients with unexplained hypoxaemia
Original languageDutch
Article numberD4062
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2020

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