Transcutaneous measurement of carbon dioxide tension: effect of sleep state in term infants.

@article{Martin1981TranscutaneousMO,
  title={Transcutaneous measurement of carbon dioxide tension: effect of sleep state in term infants.},
  author={Richard J. Martin and N Herrell and M Pultusker},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1981},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={
          622-5
        }
}
Transcutaneous measurement of carbon dioxide tension (tcPO2) was used to assess the effect of sleep state on arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2) in infants. Initially, tcPCO2 was correlated with PaCO2 in 50 sick preterm and term neonates with indwelling arterial lines. At a skin electrode temperature of 42 degrees C, the correlation coefficient between tcPCO2 and PaCO2 was .95. In eight healthy term infants there was a small but significant decrease in tcPCO2 of 2 +/- 1 mm Hg (P less than… CONTINUE READING