Migraine question

Andrew T. Austin slightlynervous at NOSPAMbtinternet.com
Mon Feb 12 18:49:14 EST 2001


Off topic to the initial thread, but on topic re. oxygen.....

Last week, i was called out to attend a man collapsed at work (i work in a
construction plant as an Occupational Health nurse) who had evidently
suffered a sizable CVA.

Question:  Whilst waiting for the ambulance, is the administration of oxygen
a benefit or detriment, where the casualty is awake, breathing normally and
in normal cardiac sinus rhthym?

My thoughts are that an increase in oxygen would be of benefit, but there
again, if it causes vaso-constriction, would this not potentially extend the
infarction?

(I am of course assuming infarction as opposed to any other precipitating
pathology)

Thanks in advance,

Andrew "an iddy bit confused" Austin.


Klein <chklein at gmx.de> wrote in message
news:968uaa$i61$04$1 at news.t-online.com...
> High flow oxygen is the treatment of choice for so-called cluster
headaches,
> a condition of very intense, unilateral pain acoompanied by runny eye(s)
and
> a runny nose. Rather rare form of headache. The mechanism of action of
this
> treatment is unknown, but it works.
> Greetings
> C.
>
>







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