The oxygen concentrator: an appropriate technology for treating hypoxaemic children in developing countries

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F4C0F3FE3273
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The oxygen concentrator: an appropriate technology for treating hypoxaemic children in developing countries
Périodique
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Auteur(s)
Perrelet  A., Zellweger  J. P., Talla  I., Ndiaye  Y., Gautier  E., Gehri  M.
ISSN
1027-3719 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/2004
Volume
8
Numéro
9
Pages
1138-41
Notes
Clinical Trial
Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep
Résumé
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends supplying oxygen in developing countries by concentrators because cylinders pose considerable logistic and financial problems. This technology was employed to treat children in a hospital in Ndioum, Senegal, who met the WHO oxygenation criteria. There were clear clinical and financial benefits, but neither the nurses' knowledge of the various techniques of oxygen supply nor the maintenance service were satisfactory. The use of concentrators should be encouraged in developing countries. A strategy including technical training, maintenance and monitoring should be adopted. Corrective actions were undertaken in Ndioum, and several concentrators are now being used on a regular basis.
Mots-clé
Anoxemia/*etiology/*therapy Child, Preschool *Developing Countries Female Humans Infant Male Oxygen Inhalation Therapy/*instrumentation/methods Respiratory Insufficiency/complications/etiology/therapy Respiratory Tract Infections/complications Senegal Treatment Outcome
Pubmed
Web of science
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25/01/2008 11:09
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 22:44
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