Supplemental oxygen : more isn't always better
Supplemental oxygen: more isn't always better. A recent study says that in certain populations supplemental oxygen above certain levels can increase mortality. PRACTICE CHANGER Do not use liberal oxygen therapy (SpO2> 96%) in acutely ill adults, as it is associated with increased all-cause mortality. STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION A: Based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials.
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