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
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ARKINSTALL WW. 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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