Management of respiratory failure in COPD

December 2003
Thorax;Dec2003 Supplement 3, Vol. 58, piii22
Academic Journal
The North West Oxygen Group recommend initial oxygen therapy in COPD patients with 40% oxygen using 4-61/mm via a medium concentration mask. The article analyzed 108 acute admissions to the NNUH during December 2001 and January 2002, to assess the effects of initial low concentration oxygen, LCO versus high concentration oxygen HCO in COPD patients. Physicians working in respiratory medicine, accident & emergency and intensive care inevitably have different experiences and views regarding management of respiratory failure in COPD.


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