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ICU Management

Conservative Oxygen Therapy During Mechanical Ventilation

2019 21 Oct

Patients in the ICU who undergo mechanical ventilation often receive a high fraction of inspired oxygen (FIO 2 ) and have a high arterial oxygen tension. It is believed that conservative oxygen therapy could reduce oxygen exposure and diminish lung and systemic oxidative injury, thus increasing the number of ventilator-free days.  A study was... Read more

ICU Management

Too much oxygen increases mortality in acutely ill adults

2018 01 May

A new systematic review published in The Lancet shows there is such a thing as too much oxygen for acutely ill adults. Based on the findings, supplemental oxygen, when given liberally to these patients, increases the risk of death without improving other health outcomes. Researchers estimated one additional death for every 71 patients treated with... Read more