Chapter 54. Oxygen Therapy in COPD

  1. Robert A. Stockley Professor1,
  2. Stephen I. Rennard Professor2,
  3. Klaus Rabe Professor3 and
  4. Bartolome Celli Professor4
  1. Brian Tiep and
  2. Rick Carter

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch54

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Stockley, R. A., Rennard, S. I., Rabe, K. and Celli, B. (2007) Oxygen Therapy in COPD, in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch54

Author Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK

  2. 2

    Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985125 Nebraska Medical Center, 800 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-5300

  3. 3

    Dept of Pulmonology, Leiden Universtiy Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, C3-P, Postbox 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, St Elizabeth's Medical Centre, 736 Cambridge Street, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02135-2907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122894

Online ISBN: 9780470755976

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Keywords:

  • oxygen therapy;
  • metabolic needs;
  • hypoxaemia;
  • pulse oximetry;
  • oxygen toxicity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Physiological considerations

  • Hazards of oxygen therapy

  • LTOT and optimal medical management

  • Oxygen during sleep

  • Oxygen during exercise

  • Physiological qualification for LTOT

  • Determining the LTOT prescription

  • Oxygen systems

  • Oxygen delivery methods

  • Humidification

  • Patient education and training

  • Conclusions

  • References