Oxygen-saturation targets in preterm infants.


In the 1940s, Wilson et al. observed that periodic breathing in premature infants was nearly eliminated with the use of 70% oxygen.1 Although Wilson cautioned against unrestricted use of oxygen, other investigators and the American Academy of Pediatrics advocated its liberal use, which led to an epidemic of retinopathy of prematurity. Subsequently, in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1305534


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@article{Polin2013OxygensaturationTI, title={Oxygen-saturation targets in preterm infants.}, author={Richard A. Polin and David A. Bateman}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={2013}, volume={368 22}, pages={2141-2} }