Article Abstract

Nasal high-flow oxygen therapy during non-intubated thoracic surgery: does it offer a real advantage?

Authors: Carlos Gálvez, José Navarro-Martínez, Sergio Bolufer, Julio Sesma, Maria Galiana

Abstract

I read with enthusiasm the paper of Wang and colleagues (1) about the use of nasal high-flow oxygen therapy during non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery. The aim was to assess if high-flow oxygen therapy improved oxygenation and carbon dioxide wash out during non-intubated thoracic surgery.