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Comment & Response
August 2, 2016

High-Flow vs Conventional Oxygen Therapy and Risk of Reintubation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Service de Réanimation Médicale, CHU Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

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JAMA. 2016;316(5):543-544. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7735

To the Editor Dr Hernández and colleagues1 showed that among extubated patients at low risk for reintubation, the use of high-flow oxygen therapy compared with conventional oxygen therapy significantly reduced the reintubation rate, particularly for respiratory-related reintubation. The results are similar to those from a previous study in a general population of critically ill patients.2

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