High-flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Increased Exercise Tolerance

High-flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Increased Exercise Tolerance

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High-flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Increased Exercise Tolerance

High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC) increases exercise tolerance — improving endurance times and reducing leg fatigue — in adults with stable idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) having exercise-induced low blood oxygen levels, according to a small trial in Japan. Notably, HFNC’s benefits were superior to those of standard oxygen therapy, supporting its use in IPF treatment, particularly during pulmonary rehabilitation. However, larger studies are needed to confirm its efficacy, the researchers noted. Findings were detailed in…

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