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Monday, February 4, 2019

O2 Sat for acutely ill

SGEM#243 - Posted by admin  - February 02, 2019
"CLINICAL QUESTION: IS LIBERAL OXYGEN THERAPY VS. CONSERVATIVE OXYGEN THERAPY FOR ACUTELY ILL ADULTS EFFECTIVE AND SAFE?

A LIBERAL OXYGEN STRATEGY INCREASED THE RISK OF DEATH COMPARED WITH A CONSERVATIVE STRATEGY IN HOSPITAL, AT 30-DAYS, AND AT LONGEST REPORTED FOLLOW-UP.

SGEM BOTTOM LINE: THE GOAL OF OXYGEN THERAPY SHOULD NOT USUALLY BE 100% IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS BUT RATHER AIM FOR THE MID 90’S%."