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.
- Emergency Medicine
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine