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Title: Oxygen therapy for COPD.
Authors: McDonald, Christine F
Affiliation: 1 Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia ; 2 Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Melbourne, VIC, Australia ; 3 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2014
Citation: Journal of Thoracic Disease; 6(11): 1632-9
Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of disability and death globally, characterised by progressive breathlessness, loss of function and, in its later stages, chronic hypoxaemia. Long-term continuous oxygen therapy increases life expectancy in patients with severe resting hypoxaemia. However, there are few data to support the use of oxygen in patients with only mild hypoxaemia and more research is required to determine any benefits of oxygen supplementation in COPD in such individuals.
Internal ID Number: 25478203
DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.10.23
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Oxygen
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
oxygen usage
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