Journal article

Oxygen saturation and heart rate during delivery room resuscitation of infants < 30 weeks' gestation with air or 100% oxygen

JA Dawson, COF Kamlin, C Wong, AB Te Pas, CPF O'Donnell, SM Donath, PG Davis, CJ Morley

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Because of concerns about harmful effects of 100% oxygen on newborn infants, air has started to be used for resuscitation in the delivery room. OBJECTIVE: To describe changes in preductal oxygen saturation (Spo(2)) and heart rate (HR) in the first 10 min after birth in very preterm infants initially resuscitated with 100% oxygen (OX(100)) or air (OX(21)). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In July 2006, policy changed from using 100% oxygen to air. Observations of Spo(2) and HR before and after the change were recorded whenever a member of the research team was available to attend the birth. RESULTS: There were 20 infants in the OX(100) group and 106 in the OX(21) group. In the OX(100) group,..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

JAD and COFK are recipients of a RWH Postgraduate Scholarship. ATP is the recipient of a Ter Meulen Fund giant for working visits, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands, and PGD is the recipient of a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship. The work was Supported by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Program Giant No 384100. We thank Dr Girvan Malcolm, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney for his assistance with the NeO2M program.