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Correction of pO2 for Temperature

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Description:

Several formulas are available for adjusting a blood gas pO2 determined at 37 °C for a patient's body temperature. For elevated body temperatures, the pO2 is increased, while for decreased body temperatures it is decreased. The equations tend to be complex because of the shifts in the hemoglobin-oxygen dissociation curve caused by changes in temperature and pH.

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