Smoking-related home oxygen burn injuries: Continued cause for alarm

William Carlos, Mary S. Baker, Katie A. McPherson, Gabriel Bosslet, Rajiv Sood, Alexia Torke

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Abstract

Background: Home oxygen therapy is a mainstay of treatment for patients with various cardiopulmonary diseases. In spite of warnings against smoking while using home oxygen, many patients sustain burn injuries. Objectives: We aimed to quantify the morbidity and mortality of such patients admitted to our regional burn unit over a 6-year period. Methods: A retrospective chart review of all patients admitted to a regional burn center from 2008 through 2013 was completed. Admitted patients sustaining burns secondary to smoking while using home oxygen therapy were selected as the study population to determine morbidity. Results: Fifty-five subjects were admitted to the burn unit for smoking-related home oxygen injuries. The age range was 40-84 years. Almost all subjects were on home oxygen for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (96%). Seventy-two percent of burns involved

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalRespiration
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Therapeutics
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Keywords

  • Burns
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Combustion injury
  • Home oxygen therapy
  • Smoking
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Smoking-related home oxygen burn injuries : Continued cause for alarm. / Carlos, William; Baker, Mary S.; McPherson, Katie A.; Bosslet, Gabriel; Sood, Rajiv; Torke, Alexia.

In: Respiration, Vol. 91, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 151-155.

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