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Long-term oxygen therapy: Not so beneficial after all?

October 10, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CHICAGO - Long-term oxygen therapy does not decrease the risk of hospitalization or increase life expectancy for patients with mild to moderate COPD, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic. It also may lower their quality of life, according to the study, which was published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The most current research indicates that patients with mild to moderate hypoxemia do not benefit from oxygen therapy, outside of a reduced feeling of breathlessness....

copd, home oxygen, long-term oxygen therapy, Mayo Clinic


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