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ATS makes recommendations on home oxygen therapy for COPD

November 18, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK - The American Thoracic Society has posted online its latest clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy, addressing long-term and ambulatory therapy for adults with COPD. The guideline makes the following recommendations: In adults with COPD who have severe chronic resting room air hypoxemia, we recommend prescribing long-term oxygen therapy at least 15 hours per day. In adults with COPD who have moderate chronic resting room air hypoxemia, we suggest not prescribing LTOT. In adults...

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AASM outlines CPAP therapy recommendations

February 22, 2019HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Strong recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's new clinical practice guideline for CPAP therapy include that educational interventions be given with initiation of PAP therapy in adults with OSA. Other strong recommendations: that PAP therapy be initiated using either APAP at home or in-laboratory PAP titration in adults with OSA and no significant comorbidities; that clinicians use either CPAP or APAP for ongoing treatment of OSA in adults; and that clinicians...

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