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Use of jet mixing devices with an oxygen concentrator.
  1. M B Dobson
  1. Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.


    Jet mixing devices ("Venturi" devices) can be used in conjunction with domiciliary oxygen concentrators and provide delivered oxygen concentrations similar to those obtained with medical oxygen, though with the devices delivering higher concentrations (above 30% oxygen) the total flow is substantially reduced. A jet mixing device driven by a domiciliary concentrator would be valuable in various circumstances, especially in developing countries and also for infants and for patients with upper respiratory tract infections who are breathing through the mouth.

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