Effect of posture on oxygenation, lung volume, and respiratory mechanics in premature infants studied before discharge.

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OBJECTIVES To determine if the prone versus the supine posture was associated with higher oxygenation levels in prematurely born infants before discharge, whether any such effect was explained by alterations in lung volume or respiratory mechanics, and if the changes were greater in oxygen-dependent infants. PATIENTS Twenty infants (10 oxygen-dependent… (More)

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@article{Bhat2003EffectOP, title={Effect of posture on oxygenation, lung volume, and respiratory mechanics in premature infants studied before discharge.}, author={Ravindra Yeshwant Bhat and Jaana Annika Leip{\"a}l{\"a} and Nanak Raj-Pal Singh and Gerrard F Rafferty and Simon Hannam and Anne Greenough}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2003}, volume={112 1 Pt 1}, pages={29-32} }