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Oxygen therapy in the breathless patient
  1. B D Fox
  1. Dr B D Fox, Pulmonary Institute, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petach Tiqwa 49100, Israel; benfox{at}

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Beasley and colleagues argue persuasively that oxygen delivery to hypoxaemic patients should be optimised to provide adequate oxygen delivery while reducing the adverse effects of hyperoxaemia and preventing delay in identifying a patient with deteriorating gas exchange.1 However, their consistent use of the term high-flow oxygen instead of high-concentration oxygen perpetuates another widespread misunderstanding regarding oxygen therapy—that oxygen flow …

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