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No Need for Intensive Oxygen in the ICU, says Study

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Lowering the oxygen-saturation target in intensive care unit (ICU) patients showed no disadvantage relative to usual care either in the number of days patients needed mechanical ventilation or in overall survival, according to a randomized trial of 1,000 patients in Australia and New Zealand.

For the main study outcome of ventilator-free days, the medians were 21.3 and 22.1 days, respectively, in the conservative and usual oxygen-delivery groups for an absolute difference -0.3 days (95% CI -2.1 to 1.6; P=0.80). At 180 days, 35.7% and 34.5% of patients died in the conservative therapy and usual therapy groups, respectively. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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