Clinical professor Mikkel Brabrand Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of South West Jutland
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Arterial Blood Gas Analysis: as safe as we think? A multicentre historical cohort study
Arterial punctures play an important role in diagnosing and assessing an acute ill patient. Arterial blood gas analysis provide information about pH, pCO2, bicarbonate, base excess, blood sugar level, electrolytes and haemoglobin concentration. Arterial and venous punctures are usually seen as harmless interventions without serious complications. Arterial punctures are mostly done in the a. radialis, also the a. brachialis or a. femoralis are used. Research has shown that complications are rare, although serious complications can occur.
Our main aim is to describe the short (within 7 days) term complications.
Description of the cohort
- Patients who have had arterial punctures in Sydvestjysk Sygehus, Sygehus Lillebælt or Odense Universitets Hospital in the period between 1993 and 2013;
- Patients who were older than 18 at the moment of admission.
- Patients who were admitted to the ICU at the moment the arterial punctures were done;
- Emigration of patients;
- Patients who died during the observational period
Data and biological material
Data on all arterie punctures taken in the Region of Southern Denmark, this data is merged with data from Landspatientregisteret and cpr-registeret.