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A patient with acute respiratory failure secondary to leptospirosis was treated with 40 and 90 volumes per million inhaled nitric oxide. His serum nitrogen oxide concentration (nitrates and nitrites combined) increased 13-fold. The mechanisms for the formation and elimination of nitrates are discussed.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Anaesth

Publication Date

03/1995

Volume

74

Pages

338 - 339

Keywords

Acute Kidney Injury, Administration, Inhalation, Adult, Humans, Leptospirosis, Male, Nitrates, Nitric Oxide, Nitrites