Mount Everest study supports use of capillary samples

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6986.1072a (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1072
  1. Peter W Barry,
  2. Nicholas P Mason,
  3. David Collier
  1. Clinical research fellow Department of Child Health, University of Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, PO Box 65, Leicester LE2 7LX
  2. Registrar in anaesthetics Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF
  3. Research coordinator, British Mount Everest medical expedition 1994 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE

    EDITOR,—Like Khavar Dar and colleagues, we have investigated the differences between arterial and capillary estimations of blood gas pressures, although under different circumstances.1 We used a blood gas analyser (Ciba Corning 248) to measure blood gas pressures in 52 members of the 1994 British Mount Everest medical expedition at Mount …

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