TABLE 4

Comparison of duration of home oxygen therapy

First author [ref.]Cases nFlow rates L·min−1Saturation targetDuration months
Saletti [9]930.06 (0.03–0.5)92–98%Daytime 1 (0–13); night-time 2 (0–13)
Hudak [17]300.125–0.5≥95%4.5 (0.5–17)
Bertrand [18]20NANA5.7±3#
Silva [19]560.125 (0.03–0.85)
5% in >0.3
≥95%Daytime 3 (1–23.5); night-time 5 (1–28.5)
Norzila [20]32NA≥94%3.5 (3–6)
Oliveira [21]46NA≥93%11 (4–51)
Yeh [22]154≤0.125–≥0.5
11% in ≥0.5
NA7.6 (6–9.3)
The present study440.08–1.5≥93%5 (2–24)

Data are presented as n or median (range), unless otherwise stated. NA: not available. #: mean±sd; : median (interquartile range).