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New device to support patients with acute respiratory distress: high flow, nebulization and oxygen therapy with automated fi02 titration
© Lellouche et al.; 2015
- Published: 1 October 2015
- Healthy Subject
- Respiratory Distress
- High Flow
- Oxygen Therapy
- Oxygen Flow
Hyperoxia induced hypercapnia has been described more than 60 years ago  and first recommendations to avoid hyperoxia in COPD patients were provided more than 50 years ago . Alarm bell was recently raised  after the demonstration that high oxygen flows could increase mortality in patients with respiratory distress .
To develop a device continuously adjusting Fi02 with high flows of air/oxygen based on the Free02 system that titrates oxygen flow delivered to patients with the aim to maintain a constant oxygenation .
The Free02 system was modified to allow a mixture of oxygen and air administration with a constant gas flow. The proportion of oxygen is based on an advanced closed loop to maintain a constant Sp02. We compare this new prototype with Optiflow set with minimal Fi02 (35%). Both devices are set at 30L/min, and we plan to recruit 10 healthy subjects'. The experimental conditions are the following: healthy subjects will initially breath room air (5 minutes), followed by 5 minutes of induced hypoxemia (nitrogen administration), and return to initial conditions (breathing room air for 5 minutes). We record Sp02, respiratory rate, heart rate and Fi02 delivered.
This new device may help to optimize oxygenation avoiding hypoxemia and hyperoxia during high flow oxygen therapy.
Fond de recherche en Santé du Québec, Canadian Fundation for Innovation
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