Laboratory and Clinical Evaluation of a new Indwelling Oxygen Electrode for Continuous Monitoring of PaO2 in Neonates
Recent development of a relatively inexpensive in vivo electrode for monitoring the partial pressure of oxygen (PO2) in adults by International Biophysics Corporation of Irvine, California, prompted us to adapt this system for clinical use in newborn infants. This report describes the final configuration of the monitoring system for neonates, certain in vivo characteristics of the oxygen electrode, its in vivo accuracy, complications of its use and some clinical applications of the system.
KeywordsContinuous Positive Airway Pressure Methyl Cellulose Oxygen Electrode Calcium Gluconate Analyzer Reading
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