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Title: Adult domiciliary oxygen therapy. Position statement of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Austin Authors: McDonald, Christine F ;Crockett, Alan J;Young, Iven H
Affiliation: Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Burgundy Street, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
Issue Date: 20-Jun-2005
Publication information: Medical Journal of Australia; 182(12): 621-6
Abstract: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and a stable daytime PaO2 of < or = 55 mmHg (7.3 kPa) live longer and have a better quality of life if provided with long-term continuous oxygen therapy. It is reasonable to offer continuous oxygen therapy also to patients with other lung diseases that cause chronic hypoxaemia. Indications for supplemental oxygen therapy during exercise (ambulatory oxygen therapy) and sleep (nocturnal oxygen therapy) are less clear.
Gov't Doc #: 15963018
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Anoxia.etiology.therapy
Home Care Services.standards
Lung Diseases.complications.therapy
New Zealand
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy.contraindications.methods.standards
Quality of Life
Societies, Medical
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