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Is Too Much Supplemental O2 Harmful in COPD Exacerbations?

Background: It’s common practice to give carefully titrated supplemental oxygen therapy for patients in COPD exacerbation. We give enough O2 to prevent hypoxemia, but not so much that it causes hypoventilation or dangerous hypercarbia. If you’re like me then you’ve …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

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