J. Kishan, S.K. Bhargava
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 7, No. 2. July 1984:161-163
Observations, having clinical and therapeutic implications, with the use of non- invasive continuous transcutaneous arterial oxygen monitoring in sick newoborns are being reported, Crying, bottle feeding, putting up an intravenous drip and opening of the incubator ports, were all associated with a significant fall in arterial oxygen tension in sick neonates. Hyperoxemia was seen with fraction of inspiratory oxygen (Fi02) as low as 30 to 35%. The continuous transcutaneous arterial oxygen tension (TcPaO2) monitoring is recommended in sick newborns.
Keywords: Transcutaneous Arterial Oxygen (TcPaO2) Monitoring in Sick Newborns