WHO needs high FIO2?

Cesare Gregoretti, Andrea Cortegiani, Göran Hedenstierna, Daniel I. Sessler, Carlos Ferrando, Lorenzo Ball, Ozan Akca, Motaz Qadan, Marina Soro, Zeev Goldik, Mert Şentürk, Ozan Akca, Thomas Hachenberg, Peter Biro, F. Javier Belda, Luciano Gattinoni, Paolo Pelosi, Thomas K. Hunt, Harriet W. Hopf, Arieh Eden

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World Health Organization and the United States Center for Disease Control have recently recommended the use of 0.8 FIO2in all adult surgical patients undergoing general anaesthesia, to prevent surgical site infections. This recommendation has arisen several discussions: As a matter of fact, there are numerous studies with different results about the effect of FIO2on surgical site infection. Moreover, the clinical effects of FIO2are not limited to infection control. We asked some prominent authors about their comments regarding the recent recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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