Long-Term Oxygen Therapy

New Insights and Perspectives

  • Roberto Walter Dal Negro
  • Richard Hodder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Patient Candidate for Long-Term Oxygen Therapy

    1. Roberto W. Dal Negro, Richard Hodder
      Pages 1-32
  3. The Multidimensional Evaluation of Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Cleante Scarduelli
      Pages 35-43
    3. Andrea Corsonello, Claudio Pedone, Simone Scarlata, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
      Pages 45-55
    4. Cristina Deluca, Ebba Buffone, Elena Minguzzi, Maria Grazia Passarin
      Pages 57-65
    5. Sonia Dal Ben, Fernanda Bricolo
      Pages 67-74
    6. Roberto Aquilani, Federica Boschi, Evasio Pasini
      Pages 75-80
    7. Paola Turco
      Pages 81-86
  4. The Cooperating Roles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Roberta Barian, Stefano Bertacco
      Pages 89-96
    3. Germano Bettoncelli
      Pages 97-103
    4. Silvia Tognella
      Pages 105-115
    5. Paola Pisanti
      Pages 117-123
    6. Daniel Della Seta
      Pages 125-134
    7. Carlo Castiglioni
      Pages 135-158
  5. Models for LTOT Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Eugenio Sabato, Saverio Sabina, Carlo G. Leo
      Pages 161-170
    3. Roberto W. Dal Negro
      Pages 171-183
    4. Massimo Dutto, Nicoletta Palese
      Pages 185-192
  6. The Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Claudio Micheletto
      Pages 195-210
    3. Mauro Carone, Sabina Antoniu
      Pages 211-220
    4. Lorenzo G. Mantovani, Marco Cristiani, Gianluca Furneri
      Pages 221-232
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 233-235

About this book


Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and effectiveness. Unfortunately, patients, doctors, care-givers, together with health institutions and political decision makers frequently have different visions on LTOT, thus highly contributing to obtain uneven results and changing outcomes. The focus of this volume is on new insights and novel perspectives of LTOT. Starting from consolidated experiences, it's aim is also to emphasize the strategic value of developing technologies and innovative organizational models uniquely to find out even more opportunities and advantages for the management of chronic respiratory patients needing long-term oxygen treatment.


caregiver relationship and role of health institutions long-term oxygen therapy multidimentional patient's evaluation quality of life and clinical outcomes systems for oxygen delivery and telemedicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Walter Dal Negro
    • 1
  • Richard Hodder
    • 2
  1. 1.Lung Unit and Department of Internal Medicine ULSS 22 Regione VenetoBussolengo HospitalVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical CareUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia Srl 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2579-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2580-6
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