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Long-term Oxygen Therapy: Still Not Preventing the Blues

Rachael A. Evans, MBChB, PhD; Roger S. Goldstein, MBChB, FCCP
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From the University of Toronto at West Park Healthcare Centre.

Correspondence to: Roger S. Goldstein, MBChB, FCCP, West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M6M 2J5; e-mail: roger.goldstein@westpark.org


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The authors have reported to CHEST that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (http://www.chestpubs.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;139(2):238-240. doi:10.1378/chest.10-2631
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The “Topics in Practice Management” section in this issue of CHEST (see page 435) addresses two oxygen-related issues, namely long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT)1 (see page 430) and transtracheal oxygen therapy (TTO).2 The authors are experienced in the topics discussed. Although TTO is an oxygen delivery approach within the broader spectrum of LTOT, its unique set of indications and technical requirements justify the need to address separately.

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