The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians

: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 42--47

Hypoxemia and oxygen therapy

A. G Ghoshal 
 National Allergy Asthma Bronchitis Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. A. G Ghoshal
Medical Director, 11/3, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, 2nd Floor, IMA House, Park Circus, Kolkata, 700017, West Bengal

Oxygen is a drug prescribed and administered for specific indications with different pathophysiological mechanism. Oxygen is administered to treat hypoxia not dyspnea. Furthermore, the management of hypoxia in patients with COVID-19 demands separate attention.

How to cite this article:
Ghoshal AG. Hypoxemia and oxygen therapy.J Assoc Chest Physicians 2020;8:42-47

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Ghoshal AG. Hypoxemia and oxygen therapy. J Assoc Chest Physicians [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 19 ];8:42-47
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