Effect of 3 week oxygen therapy on functional and haemodynamic parameters in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Taskar1990EffectO3,
  title={Effect of 3 week oxygen therapy on functional and haemodynamic parameters in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={V S Taskar and R. U. Rupwate and Hema Kulkarni and Sandhya Kamat},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={1990},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={839-42}
}
Sixteen patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and stable chronic respiratory failure (pO2 less than 60 mm Hg, pCO2 greater than 45 mm Hg) were given 2-3 L/min oxygen 18 hours/day for 3 weeks. These were serially assessed for changes in pO2, pCO2, ECG, chest radiographs and haemodynamics. Initially all patients were in grade IV heart failure. There was no change in lung function after oxygen treatment but right descending pulmonary artery diameter and cardiothoracic… CONTINUE READING