Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients

April 2, 2015 8:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of home oxygen puts patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at risk for burns, a new study indicates.

Oxygen therapy is a common treatment for people with the lung disease. But there is a burn risk for patients who smoke, because having a heat or flame source near oxygen gas can trigger a fire.

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