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Oronasopharyngeal suction at birth: effects on arterial oxygen saturation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9152298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of oronasopharyngeal suction (ONPS) on arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) is described in a controlled study of 30 normal term newborn infants. In 15 of them, ONPS was performed immediately after birth. The SaO2 value was recorded through a pulse oximeter. The ONPS group had a significantly lower SaO2 between the first and the sixth minutes of life and took longer to reach 86% and 92% saturation. According to this study, ONPS should not be performed as a routine procedure in normal, term, vaginally born infants.
M Carrasco; M Martell; P C Estol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-10     Completed Date:  1997-06-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  832-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neonatology, School of Medicine, University of Uruguay, Montevideo.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Fetal Blood
Infant, Newborn / blood*
Oxygen / blood*
Suction / adverse effects*
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