Evaluation of a transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide monitor in a neonatal intensive care department.

@article{Wimberley1985EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide monitor in a neonatal intensive care department.},
  author={Paige D Wimberley and P S Frederiksen and J Witt-Hansen and S G Melberg and B J FRIIS-HANSEN},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1985},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={352-9}
}
Transcutaneous-PO2 (tc-PO2 (tc-PCO2) at 44 degrees C and transcutaneous-PCO2) at 38, 42, 43 and 44 degrees C were measured with a currently available monitoring system (TCM222, Radiometer, Copenhagen) in 64 newborn infants with severe respiratory insufficiency during the first five days of life. Tc-PCO2 at all four temperatures correlated better with arterial blood-PCO2 (aB-PCO2), than tc-PO2 with aB-PO2. However, the sensitivity and specificity of tc-PO2 and tc-PCO2 were similar with regard to… CONTINUE READING