Tag: oxygen therapy

[Editor's note: We've delved into our archives to find one of many letters written by the beloved Dr. Tom Petty. Though it was originally published several years ago, it is as true today as it was then. Read on...] By Thomas Petty, MD Would you like to know a little more about the history of oxygen? Here is the original correspondence from Dr. Tom Petty to the TV producer of a 3-minute TV segment on oxygen therapy back in 2003: The history of
By Brian L. Tiep, MD Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation City of Hope National Medical Center Oxygen therapy has been known or believed to benefit patients with several different illnesses since around the time of the American Revolution. Two major studies performed in the 1970’s, one in the USA and the other in the United Kingdom, showed that in patients whose blood oxygen level was low, administering oxygen improved their survival. Other st