Initial oxygen management in patients with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is situated in rural Norfolk, and ambulance journey times are often >30 min. Longer ambulance journeys could lead to a greater risk of hypercapnia, if inappropriately high concentrations of oxygen are given during an exacerbation of COPD. AIM To investigate the effect of high concentration… (More)

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@article{Durrington2005InitialOM, title={Initial oxygen management in patients with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.}, author={Hannah Jane Durrington and Maxine Flubacher and Christina Ramsay and Luke S Howard and Brian D W Harrison}, journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians}, year={2005}, volume={98 7}, pages={499-504} }