Podcast 672: Oxygen Things - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 672: Oxygen Things

Contributor: Aaron Lessen , MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Patients on 10L or more of oxygen per minute in the ICU were randomized to oxygen goals of 90% or 96% to compare 90-day mortality rates
  • Mortality rates were about 42% for both of oxygen target groups, indicating no significant difference


Schjørring OL, Klitgaard TL, Perner A, et al. Lower or Higher Oxygenation Targets for Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. N Engl J Med. 2021;384(14):1301-1311. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2032510


Summarized by John Spartz, MS3 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD


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