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Sharma G, Meena R, Goodwin JS
Burn injury associated with home oxygen use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The researchers quantified the risk of burn injury associated with home oxygen use and examined the risk factors associated with the development of this injury. They found that the absolute risk of burn injury in patients prescribed oxygen therapy was 2.98 per 1000 patients compared with 1.69 per 1000 patients not prescribed oxygen during a 22-month period.
AHRQ-funded; HS020642; HS022134.
Citation: Sharma G, Meena R, Goodwin JS . Burn injury associated with home oxygen use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mayo Clin Proc 2015 Apr;90(4):492-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.12.024..
Keywords: Injuries and Wounds, Adverse Events, Risk, Respiratory Conditions, Elderly