Pulse oximetry: an alternative method for the assessment of oxygenation in newborn infants.

Continuous monitoring of oxygenation in sick newborns is vitally important. However, transcutaneous PO2 measurements have a number of limitations. Therefore, we report the use of the pulse oximeter for arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) determination in 26 infants (birth weights 725 to 4,000 g, gestational ages 24 to 40 weeks, and postnatal ages one to 49… CONTINUE READING