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Long-term, ambulatory, and short-burst oxygen therapy in COPD

Cassandra N.G. Lee and Onn Min Kon

in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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ISBN: 9780199549146
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607273 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199549146.003.0009

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Long-term, ambulatory, and short-burst oxygen therapy in COPD

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• Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) has been demonstrated to improve survival in hypoxic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients when used for >15 h a day. • Criteria for LTOT are a pO2 of <7.3kPa or pO2 7.3–8kPa in patients with evidence of cor pulmonale. • Ambulatory oxygen (AO) can improve desaturation and increase exercise capacity. • Short-burst oxygen therapy (SBOT) may have a place in symptom relief.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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