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High flow nasal oxygen therapy in a young pregnant patient with hypoxemic respiratory failure due to H1N1 influenza viral infection

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K. M. Bopeththa ,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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Registrr, Emergency Medicine
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V. Pinto,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Professor in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine
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A. I. Herath

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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Senior Registrar in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
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Abstract

Pregnant women are at high risk of infection with the novel H1N1 influenza A virus. A 30-year-old pregnant woman at 35 weeks of gestation was admitted with acute onset fever, cough and shortness of breath with hypoxaemic respiratory failure. Laboratory investigations confirmed influenza A infection. This case report illustrates how High Flow Nasal Oxygen device gave good results in hypoxemic respiratory failure especially in the setting of possible unexpected infections and ventilator associated pneumonia.

How to Cite: Bopeththa, K.M., Pinto, V. & Herath, A.I., (2017). High flow nasal oxygen therapy in a young pregnant patient with hypoxemic respiratory failure due to H1N1 influenza viral infection . Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology . 26 ( 1 ) , pp . 56–58 . DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v26i1.8273
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Published on 23 Dec 2017.
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