The pursuit of oxygen euboxia

Reade, M. C. (2013) The pursuit of oxygen euboxia. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 41 4: 453-455.

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Author Reade, M. C.
Title The pursuit of oxygen euboxia
Journal name Anaesthesia and Intensive Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0310-057X
Publication date 2013-07
Sub-type Editorial
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 453
End page 455
Total pages 3
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Society of Anaesthetists
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
‘Euboxia’ (from the Greek ‘eu’ meaning good, normal or happy, and ‘box’ from the tradition of writing physiological variables in boxes) is a colloquial word used in many North American and other hospitals to describe the state of apparent perfection aimed at by residents by the time they present their patients on morning rounds. The term is used generally with irony or even sarcasm, as even the most junior medical student appreciates that while modern medicine can ‘fix’ just about any physiological variable (albeit at times only with measures such as mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal renal and cardiac support), our power to confer immortality remains elusive. Despite this clear disconnection between our ability to correct the parameters we can measure and our inability to correct the unmeasurable, much of the focus of critical care medicine throughout its history has been on restoring physiological variables to the ‘normal’ (by which is meant ‘normal in health’) range. This is now starting to change...
Keyword Critically-ill patients
Septic shock
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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