WHO Needs High FIO2 ?

Akca O., Ball L., Belda F. J., Biro P., Cortegiani A., Eden A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION, vol.45, no.4, pp.181-192, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


World Health Organization and the United States Center for Disease Control have recently recommended the use of 0.8 FIO2 in all adult surgical patients undergoing general anaesthesia, to prevent surgical site infections. This recommendation has arisen several discussions: As a matter of fact, there are numerous studies with different results about the effect of FIO2 on surgical site infection. Moreover, the clinical effects of FIO2 are not limited to infection control.