Oxygen Therapy: When Is Too Much Too Much?

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Abstract

(Abstracted from Anesthesiology, 125(3):449–450, 2016)

Historically, extreme care has been taken to avoid periods of hypoxemia with low blood oxygen levels in patients during anesthesia. This is particularly the case during surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), as hypoxemia is known to be potentially harmful.

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