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Regional oxygen saturation of the brain and peripheral tissue during birth transition of term infants.
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PMID:  20955848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate regional tissue oxygenation of the brain and preductal and postductal peripheral (muscle) tissue during immediate transition after birth, and to correlate with peripheral preductal and postductal arterial oxygen saturation. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a prospective observational study. With near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), changes in regional oxygen saturation of the brain (rSO2brain), peripheral preductal tissue (rSO2pre), and peripheral postductal tissue (rSO2post) were measured during the first 10 minutes of life in 59 healthy term infants after elective caesarean delivery. Fractional tissue oxygen extraction was calculated for all 3 regions. RESULTS: Mean rSO2brain increased rapidly from 44% (3 minutes) to 76% (7 minutes); thereafter no significant change occurred. Mean rSO2pre and rSO2post increased constantly from minute 3 to minute 10, from 36%(pre)/27%(post) to 66%(pre)/58%(post). Fractional tissue oxygen extraction decreased in all 3 regions during the first minutes of life. Fractional tissue oxygen extraction of the brain did not change significantly after 5 minutes, and preductal and postductal fractional tissue oxygen extraction did not change significantly after 8 minutes. CONCLUSIONS: During transition, the brain had the highest saturation levels, indicating a preference of oxygen delivery to the brain. Fractional tissue oxygen extraction of the brain reached a plateau earlier compared with peripheral tissue.
Berndt Urlesberger; Karin Grossauer; Mirjam Pocivalnik; Alexander Avian; Wilhelm Müller; Gerhard Pichler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  157     ISSN:  1097-6833     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  740-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Research Unit for Cerebral Development and Oximetry, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / metabolism*
Infant, Newborn
Muscles / metabolism*
Oxygen / metabolism*
Prospective Studies
Term Birth*
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