The World Health Organization recommendation of 80% Oxygen to reduce surgical site infection has been extremely controversial in an age critical of the dangers of hyperoxia. It is widely disregarded in Anesthesia.
A devastating but statistical tour de force using John Carlisle’s methods casts doubt on much of the supporting studies. In particular, extensive evidence to support an investigation into work by Mario Schietroma’s group was found. “The evidence challenges the veracity of much, if not all, of the published work from this group”.
The WHO recommendation has been downgraded to “conditional”, but it’s credibility has taken a hit, and anesthesia practitioners will continue to be skepticsl of using hyperoxia in the face of a wealth of other evidence suggesting harm.
It even makes the mainstream media as a story: link