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SHORT TERM OXYGEN THERAPY IN HOSPITALISED PATIENTS Acute Respiratory Failure and Other Pulmonary Diseases

  title={SHORT TERM OXYGEN THERAPY IN HOSPITALISED PATIENTS Acute Respiratory Failure and Other Pulmonary Diseases},
  author={Surinder Kumar Jindal},
Oxygen therapy is one of the most critical consideration in the management of diseases crossing different medical and surgical specialities. But this is one subject which remains poorly understood and inadequately practiced. Invariably, enormous errors are committed in the use of oxygen.1-3 Oxygen prescription often comprises of a single written word — oxygen. Frequently, it is administered merely on verbal orders. Reports on assessment of uses and misuses of oxygen are almost universal… 



Acute oxygen therapy

Oxygen is widely available and commonly prescribed by medical and paramedical staff. When administered correctly it may be life saving, but oxygen is often given without careful evaluation of its

Effect of long-term oxygen therapy on survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with moderate hypoxaemia.

Airway limitation seems to determine survival in patients with COPD with moderate hypoxaemia, and younger age, better spirometric values, and higher body mass index predicted better survival.

Oxygen therapy, oxygen therapy in medical patients hospitalized outside of the intensive care unit.

The administration of O2-enriched breathing mixtures to acutely ill patients is based on the premise that this form of treatment can overcome the known deleterious effects of tissue hypoxia, but the Pao2 may show little or no abnormality in states with sharply diminished generalized or regional systemic blood flow.

Uses and misuses of oxygen in hospitalized patients.

Oxygen: kill or cure? Prehospital hyperoxia in the COPD patient

  • A. New
  • Medicine
    Emergency Medicine Journal
  • 2006
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The use of oxygen in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective audit of pre-hospital and hospital emergency management.

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Ambulatory oxygen for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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