Oxygen titration important in obese: study


Oxygen therapy should be titrated for morbidly obese inpatients to avoid hyperoxaemia and hypoxaemia, New Zealand research finds. The randomised, crossover trial of 22 morbidly obese adult inpatients found a significantly greater increase in transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension (Ptco2) following 60 minutes of high concentration oxygen therapy compared with 60 minutes of oxygen titrated to ...


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