Tag Archives: Congenital Heart Disease

Pulse Oximetry screening; a bizarre decision in the UK.

Universal pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease is a simple cheap addition to universal hearing and metabolic screening with undeniable benefits. Infants with undiagnosed life threatening congenital heart disease can be detected prior to closure of the ductus … Continue reading

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Outcomes of babies with surgical anomalies

Neonatologists basically invented the field of outcomes research; many of my colleagues from around the world have closely examined the outcomes of very premature and extremely premature infants for many years: well before people in other fields were doing so. Outcome … Continue reading

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Pulse Oximetry Screening for Congenital Heart Disease, an idea whose time has come

It is now several years since the first study of using pulse oximeters to screen for congenital heart disease were published. The initial response was a little skeptical, and appropriately cautious. It was immediately clear that there would be numerous false positives … Continue reading

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