pulse oximetry

Routine Pulse Oximetry in the Asymptomatic Newborn

Objective: To assess the effect of routine measurement of postductal oxygen saturation as an adjunct to routine clinical examination in the asymptomatic newborn. Design and setting: Prospective study in a district general hospital. Patients: All 6166 infants inborn between 1 April 1999 and 31 March 2001. Intervention: Oxygen saturation was measured over two minutes, afterContinue Reading

Pulse Oximetry – A Scientific Statement From the AHA and AAP

Background— The purpose of this statement is to address the state of evidence on the routine use of pulse oximetry in newborns to detect critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Methods and Results— A writing group appointed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics reviewed the available literature addressing current detection methodsContinue Reading

Pulse Oximetry – A Systematic Review

Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of pulse oximetry as a screening tool for congenital heart disease in asymptomatic newborns. Design, data sources, and methods: Systematic review of relevant studies identified through Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library. SCISEARCH, conference papers, and bibliographies of retrieved primary and review articles. Two reviewers independently extracted data on study characteristics,Continue Reading

Your Pulse Oximetry Questions Answered Here!

What is Newborn Screening with Pulse Oximetry? Pulse oximetry monitoring uses a light source and sensor to measure oxygen in the blood. A soft, wrapped sensor is wrapped around the baby’s foot. Light passing through the foot measures the amount of oxygen in the blood. The test is quick (3-5 minutes) and painless. Pulse oximetryContinue Reading

Pulse Oximetry – A Swedish Prospective Screening Study

Objective – To evaluate the use of pulse oximetry to screen for early detection of life threatening congenital heart disease. Design – Prospective screening study with a new generation pulse oximeter before discharge from well baby nurseries in West Götaland. Cohort study comparing the detection rate of duct dependent circulation in West Götaland with thatContinue Reading

Another Positive Study on the Benefits of Pulse Oximetry Screening at Birth

Routine screening of newborn babies for a life-threatening heart problem can save lives, a Swedish study has found. Researchers found checking blood oxygen levels increased detection of a congenital heart defect which affects up to two in a thousand babies. The British Medical Journal online study says just under a third currently leave hospital undiagnosed,Continue Reading

Pulse Oximetry Screening Needs to Become Standard Procedure!

I cannot stress enough my strong belief in the importance of instituting mandatory Pulse Oximetry Screening on newborns the day of discharge from all hospitals worldwide. The results are more accurate if screening is done more than 24 hours after birth, however Chloe’s CHD was diagnosed with this test at only 9 hours after birth.Continue Reading

Pulse Oximetry Screening on newborns – soon to become standard?

A test that measures oxygen levels in newborns can detect “critical” congenital heart disease, but there are variables involved with the test that require more study before it is adopted for universal newborn screening, according to a new joint statement from the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. A critical congenital heartContinue Reading

Delayed Diagnosis of Critical Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations (CCVM) and Pulse Oximetry Screening of Newborns

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Family Health Services, Trenton, New Jersey 08625, USA. OBJECTIVE: Congenital cardiovascular malformations (CCVMs) are relatively common with a prevalence of 5-10 per 1000 live births. Pulse oximetry screening is proposed to identify newborns with critical CCVMs which are missed by routine prenatal ultrasound and byContinue Reading

Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Increases Detection of Congenital Heart Disease

Researchers Show Multiple Defects Would Have Been Missed without Masimo SET IRVINE, Calif., June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Masimo /quotes/comstock/15*!masi/quotes/nls/masi (MASI 23.81, +0.14, +0.59%) , the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that a new clinical study published online in the German pediatric journal, KlinischeContinue Reading