Hypoxemia after general anesthesia in children.

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Postoperative hypoxemia has been well documented in adults but not in infants and children, although they are potentially more susceptible to airway closure and to disturbances in pulmonary gas exchange. In a prospective study, we measured arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) with a pulse oximeter in 97 ASA class I infants and children breathing room air… (More)

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