Luxfer Gas Cylinders attends conference to tackle growing U.S. need for oxygen therapy


Representatives from Luxfer Gas Cylinders will join doctors, clinicians, patients and experts from all areas of long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) at the sixth Oxygen Consensus Conference.

The conference, which is held 25-28 August in Denver, Colorado, is focused on problems confronting LTOT patients and development of action plans for addressing the problems.

The five previous oxygen consensus conferences, which took place between 1986 and 2000, have stimulated development of oxygen standards and other improvements for oxygen therapy.

An estimated 14 to 16 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and approximately ten percent require home oxygen therapy to treat chronically low oxygen levels in the blood. Lack of proper oxygen intake can result in diminished brain function and, over time, can cause many of the same symptoms as Alzheimer’s disease, including confusion and forgetfulness.

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