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ACCP-NHLBI National Conference on Oxygen Therapy: Monitoring Oxygen Therapy

Available techniques for monitoring oxygen therapy include measurement of arterial blood gases on samples obtained by intermittent punctures or by intra-arterial line, noninvasive monitoring by oximetry and transcutaneous techniques, as well as noninvasive monitoring of inspired and expired air. Under certain circumstances the status of tissue oxygenation can be inferred from measurements of mixed venous […]

My Canadian Pharmacy about ACCP-NHLBI National Conference on Oxygen Therapy: Oxygen Toxicity

The therapeutic use of oxygen entails the risk of adverse reactions and its use should be based on an assessment of the potential toxicity versus therapeutic benefit. Although no patient should be denied appropriate oxygen therapy for fear of toxicity, as with any drug, oxygen should be administered in doses and for durations no greater […]

ACCP-NHLBI National Conference on Oxygen Therapy: Oxygen Delivery Systems

Methods of Administration Low-flow Oxygen Systems Low-flow oxygen systems supply oxygen at flow rates that are less than the patients inspiratory demand. The FIo2 provided may be either high or low.┬áNasal catheters and cannulae: Nasal catheters and cannulae are the most commonly used devices for administering low-flow oxygen and usually provide from 24 to 50 […]

ACCP-NHLBI National Conference on Oxygen Therapy: Indications for Oxygen Therapy

This section presents some guidelines for the short-term and long-term use of oxygen therapy. While the scientific foundation for oxygen therapy is increasing, it is still incomplete. The following recommendations, therefore, retain considerable latitude for the physician to exercise clinical judgment. The high cost of providing oxygen and of laboratory tests to document the need […]

My Canadian Pharmacy about ACCP-NHLBI National Conference on Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Basis of Oxygen Therapy

This report is the first of a series of National Conferences sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians. The overall objective is to facilitate the transfer of new knowledge into the practice of medicine. Topics will be selected on the basis of rapid growth of new knowledge and the recognition by members of the […]

Outcomes in Excess Respiratory Symptoms in Full-time Male and Female Workers in Large-Scale Swine Operations

In male and female groups, swine workers were somewhat younger than nonfarming control subjects (Table 1). Age ranges for swine workers and control subjects were identical in men (17 to 65 years) and were very similar in women (swine workers, 18 to 57 years; control subjects, 18 to 64 years). Mean weights were similar in […]

My Canadian Pharmacy: Excess Respiratory Symptoms in Full-time Male and Female Workers in Large-Scale Swine Operations

Recent years have seen the successive evolution of swine production in Canada through mainly three stages, from small, largely outdoor production with minimal respiratory exposures to the farmer, to larger, intensive indoor operations on individual farms managed by the farmer owner/operator experiencing intermittent exposures, to the current, large commercial facilities operated by workers employed full […]

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