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Evaluation of the Algorithm Used in Near Infrared Spectrophotometry

  • Willy N. J. M. Colier
  • Biny E. M. Ringnalda
  • Jos A. M. Evers
  • Berend Oeseburg
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 317)

Abstract

The major causes of death and disability in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are cerebral ischemia and intra-ventricular hemorrhage. The monitoring of cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics is of utmost importance for the care of the preterm infant. A small, inexpensive and continuous measuring bedside instrument is a substantial extension of the NICU. The technique of near infrared spectrophotometry (NIRS) might provide in this need.

Keywords

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Near Infrared Spectroscopy Erythrocyte Suspension Hemoglobin Solution Measured Saturation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Willy N. J. M. Colier
    • 1
  • Biny E. M. Ringnalda
    • 1
  • Jos A. M. Evers
    • 1
  • Berend Oeseburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medical SciencesUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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