Saturday, December 19, 2015

Renewed interest in oxygen toxicity

In the 1970s, 80s and 90s we were obsessively concerned about oxygen toxicity in patients mechanically ventilated for ARDS. Over time since then those concerns were gradually forgotten and up until very recently largely ignored, and for no good reason. Only in the last year or two has there been a major resurgence of interest. This recent review highlights the consequences of oxygen toxicity in the lungs and other organs.

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