Automated closed-loop versus standard manual oxygen administration after abdominal or thoracic surgery: an internal multicentre randomized controlled study.
Introduced last year at the ERS in Madrid, the new clinical study featuring the FreeO2 has been published in the European Respiratory journal.
With an inclusion of 200 patients, the goal of this study conducted between 2016 and 2018 was to evaluate the impact of automated closed-loop oxygen administration after high-risk abdominal or thoracic surgeries in terms of optimizing the SpO2 time within target range.
As the study was a main success, secondary outcomes like the time with hypoxaemia and hyperoxaemia under oxygen was also researched as it is known their risk is often underestimated and there is a significant number of patients who still develop respiratory complication following extubation. On the long-term, results are very encouraging.
To learn more and read the full study, follow this ERJ link