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With Oxygen, Could Less Be More?

Patricia Kritek, MD   Studies raise questions about delivering more oxygen than needed.   In 2016, two trials were published in which researchers examined established uses of supplemental oxygen. These results raise questions about our current practices.   A multicenter U.S. trial included 738 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mild-to-moderate resting hypoxemia (oxyhemoglobin... Read more..

With Oxygen, Could Less Be More?

Patricia Kritek, MD   Studies raise questions about delivering more oxygen than needed.   In 2016, two trials were published in which researchers examined established uses of supplemental oxygen. These results raise questions about our current practices.   A multicenter U.S. trial included 738 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mild-to-moderate resting hypoxemia (oxyhemoglobin... Read more..

2016 Airway Article of the Year Award

Dr. Calvin A. Brown, III, presents three nominees for “Airway Article of the Year.” The nominated articles were chosen from among those featured in the 2016 Quarterly Airway Research Updates. Dr. Brown discusses the content and merits of each article and the audience votes to select the 5th Annual “Airway... Read more..

2016 December Quarterly Airway Management Research Update

Dr. Calvin A. Brown, III uses a case discussion to introduce the latest published airway research and discusses its impact on clinical practice. This quarter Dr. Brown looks at studies around dosing in morbidly obese patients, apneic oxygenation and predicting NIPPV failure. Read more..

Does Patient Position Affect Administration of Intranasal Agents

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD   The volume of medication administered by an atomizer was 14 times greater when used on a mannequin in the supine versus upright position.   A concern with squeeze-bottle atomizers that administer intranasal medications is that they cannot ensure delivery of precise amounts of agents such as vasoconstrictors and... Read more..

Does Patient Position Affect Administration of Intranasal Agents

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD   The volume of medication administered by an atomizer was 14 times greater when used on a mannequin in the supine versus upright position.   A concern with squeeze-bottle atomizers that administer intranasal medications is that they cannot ensure delivery of precise amounts of agents such as vasoconstrictors and... Read more..