Apparatus for the servocontrol of arterial oxygen tension in preterm infants
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A description is given of apparatus that has been developed for the servocontrol of arterial oxygen tension in preterm infants with respiratory problems. By using a continuous reading from an indwelling umbilical arterial-oxygen electrode we have been able to regulate the oxygen supply to preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome and thus prevent prolonged episodes of hypoxia and hyperoxia.
KeywordsArterial oxygen tension Preterm infants Servocontrol
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