Domiciliary oxygen for children

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Feb;56(1):275-96, xiii. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2008.10.010.


Domiciliary oxygen is used increasingly in pediatric practice, and the largest patient group to receive it is ex-premature babies with chronic neonatal lung disease. Because of a scarcity of good evidence to inform clinicians, there is a lack of consensus over many issues, even those as fundamental as the optimum target oxygen saturation. Nevertheless, many children benefit from receiving supplemental oxygen at home, particularly because it helps to keep them out of the hospital.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Home Care Services*
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia / therapy
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / therapy
  • Oxygen / therapeutic use
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy*
  • Palliative Care
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / diagnosis
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Oxygen