Journal article

Pulse Oximeter Saturation Targeting and Oximeter Changes in the Benefits of Oxygen Saturation Targeting (BOOST)-II Australia and BOOST-II UK Oxygen Trials

Benjamin J Stenson, Mark Donoghoe, Peter Brocklehurst, Peter G Davis, Edmund Juszczak, Ian C Marschner, John Simes, William O Tarnow-Mordi

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Infants in the Australian and UK Benefits of Oxygen Saturation Targeting-II trials treated using revised oximeters spent more time within their planned pulse oximeter saturation target ranges than infants treated using the original oximeters (P < .001). This may explain the larger mortality difference seen with revised oximeters. If so, average treatment effects from the Neonatal Oxygen Prospective Meta-analysis trials may be underestimates.