W. W. ARKINSTALL, M.D.
To the editor: The lead article in your September issue by the Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy Trial Group (1) deserves comment. I should like to congratulate the authors in the multiple centres on the way they approached this collective study and their apparent attention to detail. However, I am somewhat disappointed in their conclusions and final recommendations. They have essentially related the results of their study to a single variable mortality, which, admittedly, is a very measurable end result but probably not the most important in this age and group of patients. They comment that most had decreased neuropsychological function suggesting
W. W. ARKINSTALL. Continuous Versus Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:275–276. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-275_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(2):275-276.
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