Providing stability in oxygenation for preterm infants: is transcutaneous oxygen monitoring really better than pulse oximetry?

Poets, Christian F.; Bassler, Dirk
September 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Sep2008, Vol. 93 Issue 5, pF330
Academic Journal
The article focuses on transcutaneous oxygen monitoring and pulse oximetry as two standard techniques to sustain stability in premature infants. It cites that transcutaneous monitoring was introduced in the early 1970s, wherein precision and accuracy include skin thickness and peripheral perfusion. Consequently, oximetry was introduced in 1980 with simplified approach than transcutaneous monitoring, but is prone to motion artefact.


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