Pre-hospital oxygen therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Wijesinghe2011PrehospitalOT,
  title={Pre-hospital oxygen therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Madantha Avanthi Kumari Wijesinghe and Kyle Gareth Perrin and Bridget F Healy and Kibmerly Hart and Jane Clay and Mark Weatherall and Richard Beasley},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={
          618-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND High concentration oxygen is commonly administered during acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The aim of this study was to determine the association between oxygen, severity markers and poor outcomes in AECOPD. METHODS In an audit of patients with AECOPD arriving by ambulance to the Emergency Department of Wellington Hospital, details of oxygen administration, clinical outcomes and severity markers were documented. The main outcome measure was a… CONTINUE READING
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