Automatic adjustment of the inspired oxygen during hypoxemic episodes in ventilated preterm infants

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Abstract

Episodes of hypoxemia are often observed in ventilated preterm infants. The frequency and severity of these episodes are mostly influenced by the degree of prematurity, lung disease and patient activity. Correcting these episodes with a transient increase in inspired oxygen is difficult and time consuming under routine clinical conditions. The need to reduce the risk of morbidities associated with hypoxemia and oxygen therapy led to the development of an automatic system that can respond to frequent and severe hypoxemic episodes and minimize oxygen exposure. This article describes the basis of this system and provides additional discussion of its clinical application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume29
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • Automatic FiO adjustment
  • Closed-loop FiO control
  • Hypoxemic episodes
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Preterm infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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