Prone positioning decreases episodes of hypoxemia in extremely low birth weight infants (1000 grams or less) with chronic lung disease

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Extremely low birth weight infants with chronic lung disease (CLD) have frequent episodes of desaturation (hypoxemia). We quantified oxygenation and episodes of hypoxemia in 55 infants (birth weight ≤ 1000 gm) with CLD in the supine versus prone position, for 1-hour time intervals. Oxygen saturation was measured with the Nellcor N-200 pulse oximeter and a computer program. Prone positioning increased oxygen saturation from 92.0% to 94.1% (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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