Symptomatic oxygen for non-hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;6:CD006429
Authors: Uronis H, McCrory DC, Samsa G, Currow D, Abernethy A
Dyspnoea is a common symptom in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). People who are hypoxaemic may be given long-term oxygen relief therapy (LTOT) to improve their life expectancy and quality of life. However, the symptomatic benefit of home oxygen therapy in mildly or non-hypoxaemic people with COPD with dyspnoea who do not meet international funding criteria for LTOT (PaO(2)< 55 mmHg or other special cases) is unknown.
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