Indirect assessment of oxygen requirements in newborn babies by monitoring deep body temperature.

@article{Scopes1966IndirectAO,
  title={Indirect assessment of oxygen requirements in newborn babies by monitoring deep body temperature.},
  author={J. W. Scopes and Imran Ahmed},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1966},
  volume={41 215},
  pages={25-33}
}
The general availability of pure 02 in cylinders gave medicine a powerful therapeutic tool. Until 1952 oxygen was used freely in high concentrations in many premature baby units, in the knowledge that many babies were hypoxic and on the assumption that it would in any case do no harm. The demonstration that high concentrations of inspired 02 could lead to retrolental fibroplasia in premature babies (Patz, Hoeck, and De La Cruz, 1952) led to more caution, and it became a generally accepted… CONTINUE READING