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State of the art review: from the seaside to the bedside: insights from comparative diving physiology into respiratory, sleep and critical care

TitleState of the art review: from the seaside to the bedside: insights from comparative diving physiology into respiratory, sleep and critical care
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsPonganis P.J
Volume74
Pagination512-518
Date Published2019/05
Type of ArticleReview
ISBN Number0040-6376
Accession NumberWOS:000471122800017
Keywordsblood-flow; carbon-monoxide; carboxyhemoglobin levels; cerebral tolerance; functional-properties; hemoglobin-oxygen-affinity; hypoxia tolerance; nitric-oxide; pulmonary surfactant system; respiratory system; sea lions
Abstract

Anatomical and physiological adaptations of animals to extreme environments provide insight into basic physiological principles and potential therapies for human disease. In that regard, the diving physiology of marine mammals and seabirds is especially relevant to pulmonary and cardiovascular function, and to the pathology and potential treatment of patients with hypoxaemia and/or ischaemia. This review highlights past and recent progress in the field of comparative diving physiology with emphasis on its potential relevance to human medicine.

DOI10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212136
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