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Approaches to palliative oxygen therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a multi-national survey of specialists

Journal Article


Abstract


  • As palliative oxygen therapy (POT) is beneficial only to a minority of patients with chronic breathlessness, it is no longer routinely recommended. This multi-national, online survey of respiratory and palliative medicine specialists, with 440 participants, identified that prescription of POT has decreased over the past decade; however a sizeable proportion of doctors, particularly within palliative care, still support and recommend POT. Further education and research regarding the optimal management of chronic breathlessness are required.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Smallwood, N., Currow, D., Booth, S., Spathis, A., Irving, L., & Philip, J. (2019). Approaches to palliative oxygen therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a multi-national survey of specialists. Internal Medicine Journal, 49(2), 252-256. doi:10.1111/imj.14195

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85061356446

Start Page


  • 252

End Page


  • 256

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • As palliative oxygen therapy (POT) is beneficial only to a minority of patients with chronic breathlessness, it is no longer routinely recommended. This multi-national, online survey of respiratory and palliative medicine specialists, with 440 participants, identified that prescription of POT has decreased over the past decade; however a sizeable proportion of doctors, particularly within palliative care, still support and recommend POT. Further education and research regarding the optimal management of chronic breathlessness are required.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Smallwood, N., Currow, D., Booth, S., Spathis, A., Irving, L., & Philip, J. (2019). Approaches to palliative oxygen therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a multi-national survey of specialists. Internal Medicine Journal, 49(2), 252-256. doi:10.1111/imj.14195

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85061356446

Start Page


  • 252

End Page


  • 256

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication