PaO2 values in infants <29 weeks of gestation at currently targeted saturations

David Quine and Ben J Stenson

This article reviews and updates our knowledge regarding the SpO2/PaO2 link. It concludes that saturations within the range 85-95%  exclude hyperoxia in preterm infants <29 weeks gestation but permit PaO2 values far lower than those recommended in traditional guidelines.

Useful for Neonatal ICU PT performing Chest Physiotherapy on Low Birth Weight  babies.

Archives of Disease in Childhood, 19 February 2008, online article ahead of press

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