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Supplemental oxygen improves healing time

Giving a high concentration of oxygen to the patient during their surgery has been shown to reduce the risk of wound infection, a common complication of surgery, thereby increasing their recovery rate. The studies were conducted on patients undergoing bowel operations, where wound infection and breakdown is normally avoided with a high degree of hygiene and antibiotics. The extra oxygen provides a more effective immune system to fight bacteria, and has little adverse effects involving lung complications.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by HealthDay News

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About: Supplemental oxygen improves healing time

Date: 25 October 2005

Source: HealthDay News

Author: Amanda Gardner

URL: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/10/25/hscout528716.html

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Surgery
  • Surgery and complications
  • Surgery and bowel operations
  • Surgery and bowel surgery
  • Surgery and supplemental oxygen
  • Surgery and oxygen therapy
  • Surgery and oxygen
  • Surgery and wound infection
  • Surgery and post-operative infection
  • Surgery and recovery
  • Research
  • Research and wound healing
  • Research and wound infection
  • Research and oxygen
  • Research and oxygen
  • Research and oxygen therapy
  • Research and bowel operation

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