Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Uronis2008OxygenFR,
  title={Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Hope Elizabeth Uronis and David Christopher Currow and Douglas C. McCrory and Gregory P Samsa and Amy P. Abernethy},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={98},
  pages={294 - 299}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of palliative oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in cancer patients. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for randomised controlled trials, comparing oxygen and medical air in cancer patients not qualifying for home oxygen therapy. Abstracts were reviewed and studies were selected using Cochrane methodology. The included studies provided oxygen at rest or during a 6-min walk. The primary outcome was dyspnoea. Standardised mean differences (SMDs) were… CONTINUE READING
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