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By D. John Doyle MASC, MD, PHD, FRCPC (auth.)

This booklet is the results of a number of years of enthusiastic making plans and energy. a lot of this enthusiasm got here from the event of devel{)ping serious Care advisor, a wide simple application for severe care purposes (St. Louis, C. V. Mosby, 1985). operating with clinicians confirmed me that many have been drawn to studying approximately scientific functions of pcs (and even programming in small doses) yet have been confronted with a paucity of medical software software program. Few had the time or education to enhance one of these software program all alone. After a seek during the current scientific literature unearthed really little within the method of usable courses, i made a decision sequence of small medical purposes courses will be of use to the scientific group. on the onset a few strategic judgements have been made: (1) the courses will be written in easy, in view of its common reputation, (2) the devices used for scientific laboratory checks will be these in universal use within the usa, (3) the courses will be basic and simply understood and hire no unique tips that weren't simply transported throughout pcs, (4) references to the literature will be supplied to permit the clinician to seriously determine the set of rules or strategy used himself or to persist with up on next criticisms that can were released, and (5) the courses might exhibit moderate criteria of software program engineering when it comes to readability, trans­ portability, documentation, and simplicity of modification.

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3. Prince RF: Predictive instrument to improve coronary-care-unit admission practices. N Eng! J Med 1984; 311:1253. 4. Wears RL, Kameans DR: Predictive instrument to improve coronary-care-unit admission practices. N Eng! J Med 1984; 311:1253-1254. 5 Hemodynamic Monitoring (HDM) Program Description The use of the flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter (Swan-Ganz catheter) with its ability to measure cardiac output and cardiac pressures has revolutionized the management of the hemodynamically compromised patient [1].

Wiedemann HR, Matthay MA, Matthay RA: Cardrovascular-pulmonary monitoring in the intensive care unit. Part I: Chest 1984; 85:537:549, Part II: Chest 1984; 85:656-668. , Part II Pulmonary 6 Predicted Arterial P02 (PRED02) Description This program predicts arterial P02 in relation to age in healthy subjects. Also predicted is the alveolar-arterial P02 gradient and the arterial/alveolar P02 ratio for the patient's age. 24* age PREDICTED ARTERIAL P02 (C) D. J. 1. 42 6. Predicted Arterial P02 1000 1010 1020 1030 1040 1050 1060 1070 1080 1090 1100 1110 1120 1130 1140 1150 1160 1170 1180 1190 1200 1210 1220 1230 1240 1250 1260 1270 1280 1290 1300 1310 1320 1330 1340 1350 1360 1370 1380 1390 1400 1410 1420 1430 1440 1450 1460 1470 1480 1490 1500 1510 1520 1530 1540 REM ******************************* REM * NAME: PRED02 * REM * * REM * PREDICTED ARTERIAL P02 * REM * FROM PATIENT'S AGE * REM * (ROOM AIR AT SEA LEVEL) * REM * * REM * D.

J. • PREDICTED AA RATIO REM ******************************* REM * REFERENCE * REM ******************************* REM SORBINI ET AL. ARTERIAL 02 TENSION REM IN RELATION TO AGE IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS REM RESP. 25:3-13 (1968). REM ******************************* FIGURE II. 2. 21) at normal barometric pressure (760 mmHg) and with a normal blood carbon dioxide level (40 mmHg): Predicted gradient = Alveolar P02 - Predicted P02 Predicted ratio = Predicted P02/Alveolar P02 Alveolar P02 = 104mmHg Clinical Notes The reader is referred to the additional references cited below for further information on the alveolar-arterial oxygen tension gradient and ratio.

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