Oxygen and Hyperoxia Resources

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oxygen toxicity + metabolism
neonates + hyperoxia + rds
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Download or visit these useful professional resources to learn more and educate others about the use of oxygen as a drug.

Mechanism and Consequences of Hyperoxia-Induced Oxidative Stress

While oxygen is critical to life, too much can lead to oxidative stress, lung injury and disease, and retinopathy of prematurity. This presentation explains how hyperoxia may create reactive oxygen species (ROS) that could damage biological macromolecules.


NANN Presentation (PDF)

This review is based on the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical-sponsored presentation, “Oxygen: Too Much of a Good Thing?” by Denise Suttner, MD, at the National Association of Neonatal Nurse (NANN) 31st Annual Education Conference held in Dallas, Texas, on October 25, 2015.


Historical Perspective

Oxygen has a rich legacy in medical treatment. See how oxygen has been used as a drug through the centuries with this engaging timeline.

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