The potential harm of oxygen therapy in medical emergencies

  title={The potential harm of oxygen therapy in medical emergencies},
  author={Alexander D. Cornet and Albertus Jozef Kooter and Mike J L Peters and Yvo Michiel Smulders},
  booktitle={Critical care},
In medical emergencies, supplemental oxygen is often administrated routinely. Most paramedics and physicians believe that high concentrations of oxygen are life-saving 1. Over the last century, however, a plethora of studies point to possible detrimental effects of hyperoxia induced by supplemental oxygen in a variety of medical emergencies. This viewpoint provides a historical overview and questions the safety of routine high-dose oxygen administration and is based on pathophysiology and (pre… CONTINUE READING
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