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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) released a set of new guidelines for home oxygen therapy for children with chronic health conditions that cause a reduction in blood oxygen levels, such as sickle cell disease.
Other conditions include cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sleep disturbed breathing, pulmonary hypertension with and without congenital heart disease, and interstitial lung disease.
ATS’ recommendations, “Home Oxygen Therapy for Children. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” were recently published in its American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
“Home oxygen is often needed for children with chronic lung and pulmonary vascular diseases,” lead study author Don Hayes Jr., MD, said in a press release.
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