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Use of a continuously recording intravascular oxygen electrode in the newborn
  1. P. Goddard,
  2. I. Keith,
  3. H. Marcovitch,
  4. N. R. C. Roberton,
  5. P. Rolfe,
  6. J. W. Scopes

    Abstract

    The use of a continuously recording intravascular Po2 electrode is described. The electrode, based on the Galvanic principle, is built into the tip of a French gauge (FG) 5 umbilical arterial catheter. Its use has considerably improved the management of oxygen therapy in the seriously ill premature newborn infant and has done so with at least a 50% reduction in the amount of blood needed to be removed for gas analysis.

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