Too much oxygen increases risk of death in acutely ill adult patients

Apr 28, 2018, 10:37 AM by Joel Tiller
Extensive data analyses in a McMaster-led study show that supplemental oxygen, when given liberally to these patients, increases the risk of death without improving other health outcomes.

McMaster University researchers have found there is such a thing as too much oxygen for acutely ill adults.

Extensive data analyses in a study from the university show that supplemental oxygen, when given liberally to these patients, increases the risk of death without improving other health outcomes. 

The results were published in The Lancet.

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