Nocturnal hypoxaemia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
1. Day and night arterial oxygen saturation (Sao2) has been measured in forty-one patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mean FEV1 0.84 (range 0.4-1.4)litres, and with a range of daytime Sao2 values of 67-95%. 2. The mean and biggest falls in Sao2 at night were much greater in the patients with lower daytime saturations. However, when falls in arterial oxygen tension (Pao2) were estimated from the decreases in Sao2, there was no correlation between the estimated biggest f...Expand abstract
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