Longitudinal assessment of hemoglobin oxygen saturation in preterm and term infants in the first six months of life.

@article{Hunt2011LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal assessment of hemoglobin oxygen saturation in preterm and term infants in the first six months of life.},
  author={Carl E. Hunt and Michael J. Corwin and Debra Ellyn Weese-Mayer and Sally L. Davidson Ward and Rangasamy Ramanathan and George Lister and Larry R Tinsley and Tim Heeren and Denis Rybin},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={159 3},
  pages={377-383.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE To report longitudinal home recordings of hemoglobin O(2) saturation by pulse oximetry (Spo(2)) during unperturbed sleep in preterm and term infants. STUDY DESIGN We recorded continuous pulse oximetry during the first 3 minutes of each hour of monitor use (nonevent epochs) for 103 preterm infants born at <1750 g and ≤ 34 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA), and 99 healthy term infants. RESULTS Median baseline Spo(2) was approximately 98% for both the preterm and term groups. Episodes of… CONTINUE READING