Perfusion index in newborn infants: a noninvasive tool for neonatal monitoring.

AIM To review the utility of perfusion index (PI) in the evaluation of neonatal clinical conditions. Twenty-five manuscripts were reviewed. PI provides information about haemodynamic stability, illness severity, early neonatal respiratory outcome, low superior vena cava flow and subclinical chorioamnionitis. CONCLUSION PI is a valuable tool to assess the… (More)