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An evaluation of oxygen systems for treatment of childhood pneumonia

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http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/11/S3/S28
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S28
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume11 Suppl 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Abstract

Oxygen therapy is recommended for all of the 1.5 - 2.7 million young children who consult health services with hypoxemic pneumonia each year, and the many more with other serious conditions. However, oxygen supplies are intermittent throughout the developing world. Although oxygen is well established as a treatment for hypoxemic pneumonia, quantitative evidence for its effect is lacking. This review aims to assess the utility of oxygen systems as a method for reducing childhood mortality from pneumonia.

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