Clinical experience with the oxygen concentrator.

  title={Clinical experience with the oxygen concentrator.},
  author={Timothy W. Evans and Judith C Waterhouse and Peter Howard},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={287 6390},
The oxygen concentrator is an accepted means of delivery of long term domiciliary oxygen treatment. Conditions of use, however, need to be carefully defined. Fourteen concentrators were used for one year by patients with hypoxaemic chronic obstructive airways disease, and mechanical reliability, patient compliance with a regimen of 15 hours' use a day, smoking habits, and variation in arterial gas tensions studied. Though many patients failed to achieve either the desired daily use or the… CONTINUE READING