ACP Journal Club. Palliative oxygen and room air did not differ for relief of breathlessness in patients with refractory dyspnea.

Follow-up period: 7 days. Setting: Outpatient pulmonary, oncology, and primary care clinics in Australia, USA, and the UK. Patients: 239 patients > 18 years of age (mean age 74 y, 62% men) who had PaO2 > 7.3 kPa and refractory dyspnea related to life-limiting illness (≥ 3 on Medical Research Council categorical dyspnea scale at rest or with negligible… (More)