Hypoxemia predicts death from severe falciparum malaria among children under 5 years of age in Nigeria: the need for pulse oximetry in case management.

@article{Orimadegun2014HypoxemiaPD,
  title={Hypoxemia predicts death from severe falciparum malaria among children under 5 years of age in Nigeria: the need for pulse oximetry in case management.},
  author={Adebola Emmanuel Orimadegun and Babatunde Oluwatosin Ogunbosi and Bose Etaniamhe Orimadegun},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={397-407}
}
BACKGROUND Oxygen saturation is a good marker for disease severity in emergency care. However, studies have not considered its use in identifying individuals infected with Plasmodium falciparum at risk of deaths. OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and predictive value of hypoxaemia for deaths in under-5s with severe falciparum malaria infection. METHODS Oxygen saturation was prospectively measured alongside other indicators of disease severity in 369 under-5s admitted to a tertiary… CONTINUE READING
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