Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pulmonary Function after Emergence on 100% Oxygen in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Kleinsasser, Axel T. M.D.; Pircher, Iris M.D.; Truebsbach, Suzan M.D.; Knotzer, Hans M.D.; Loeckinger, Alexander M.D.; Treml, Benedict M.D.
In a case-controlled open-labeled study of 53 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, patients breathing 100% oxygen during emergence had lower arterial oxygen levels after 60 min compared with patients breathing 30% oxygen balanced with nitrogen. 

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