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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