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Simple method for measuring oxygen consumption in babies.
  1. O R Smales


    A simple open-circuit method for measuring the rate of oxygen consumption in the neonatal nursery is described and preliminary results on 240 infants reported. The findings are consistent with previous studies using closed systems and artificial environments. The variation between one infant and another was great, which makes it difficult to predict for any one infant the thermal environment at which the rate of oxygen consumption will be minimal.

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