Oxygen therapy [was Migraine question]

Nick Medford nick at hermit0.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 16 19:19:50 EST 2001


In article <96k87r$ru24 at eccws12.dearborn.ford.com>, Andrew T. Austin
<slightlynervous at NOSPAMbtinternet.com> writes
>
>What has always confused me, is that surely with applied oxygen, the persons
>respiration rate will decrease accordingly.....
>
>Anyone?

Correct- giving high flow oxygen is potentially lethal if the patient has
chronic obstructive airways disease, for this very reason. But OK if no pre-
existing lung disease. 


-- 
Nick Medford






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