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UNLABELLED Patients with COPD using long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) over 15 h per day have improved outcomes. As inhalation of dry cold gas is detrimental to mucociliary clearance, humidified nasal(More)
PURPOSE Endotracheal suctioning causes significant lung derecruitment. Closed suction (CS) minimizes lung volume loss during suction, and therefore, volumes are presumed to recover more quickly(More)
OBJECTIVES To improve arterial catheter (AC) securement and reduce AC failure; to assess feasibility of a large randomised controlled trial. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A four-arm, parallel,(More)