controlled oxygen therapy

controlled oxygen therapy

the administration of oxygen to a patient on a dose-response basis in which oxygen is regarded as a drug and only the smallest amount of it is used to obtain a desired therapeutic effect.
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However, the first randomized trial of controlled oxygen therapy in acute exacerbations of COPD was published in 2010 and confirmed that mortality was increased when high concentration of oxygen was given compared with controlled oxygen, with a target range of 88-92%, (mortality 9% versus 4%, respectively)19.
11) Controlled oxygen therapy is generally employed and in some patients non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) may be beneficial.
Controlled oxygen therapy is indicated in patients with hypoxia.

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