High peri-operative oxygen not beneficial

In this trial of 1400 patients undergoing abdominal surgery, they were randomized to 80% or 30% Fi02 in the 2 hours post-op. There was no difference between the groups in surgical site infections, respiratory complications (atelectasis, pneumonia, respiratory failure), or mortality. There is no apparent benefit to high Fi02 post-op abdominal surgery (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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