Flashcards in Pharmacology - Dyshemoglobinemias Deck (17)
What is the only scenario where CO in the body can increase in the body after a patient is removed from the environment?
found in furniture strippers
converted to CO in the body
T/F: There is no metabolism of CO
It must be exhaled.
Why can an O2 sat reading be abnormal during CO poisoning?
Carboxyhemoglobin read as hemoglobin
Must use co-oximeter
Why consider hyperbaric oxygen to treat CO exposure?
HBO was shown to prevent lipid peroxidation in animal models
myocardial ischemia, ventricular issues;
neurologic signs 2-4 hours out
The two chemical exposure risks for patients pulled from a house fire are:
cyanide (burning plastic)
Binds to cytochrome A3 in the ETC and prevents proton pump from working
What is the treatment for cyanide poisoning?
Hydroxycobalamin - binds to cyanide to make cyanocobalamin (B12)
When is use of hydroxycobalamin indicated?
Any smoke inhalation victim that does not show improvement with O2;
If intentional cyanide exposure is known
Recreational use of amyl nitrite exposes individuals to what chemical?
--heme iron oxidized to 3+
Methemoglobin toxicity is characterized by:
Incapacitated O2 transport
Left shift of O2 dissociation curve
At 20-50% dizziness, fatigue, dyspnea (cyanosis at 10-20%)
death at >70%
What is the antidote for methemoglobinemia?
Methylene blue - tetramethyl thionine chloride
Reduces Methemoglobin to Fe 2+
indicated for 20-30% or symptomatic
When might a patient not respond to methylene blue treatment for methemoglobin toxicity?
Hemoglobin M disease
Sulhemoglobinemia and Methemoglobinemia clinically look similar. How can you tell the difference?
In the lab, add cyanide to the blood.
In methemoglobinemia, why is the ABG falsely normal?
PO2 not affected
What substances can cause acquired methemoglobinemia?
Nitrates in babies
Benzocaine, local anesthetics
Diarrheal illness in infants (creates nitrites)
What happens when CO interacts with platelets? What is formed? Why is this significant?
displaces nitric oxide leading to formation of peroxynitrites, results in free radical mediated damage thought to contribute most to central nervous system long term toxicity.