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Still more doubts about BOOSTing saturations?

I won’t make a point-by-point response to Reese’s comments, mostly because I agree with most of them! Oxygen is toxic. Minimizing oxygen toxicity is a vitally important issue. Alarm fatigue is a major problem. In our NICU we performed an … Continue reading

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More Doubts about BOOSTing saturations?

As I just mentioned I received another thoughtful comment from Reese Clark, which I reproduce in its entirety below: “After re-reading my post and at the risk of being a bit redundant with what Dr Barrington has already carefully presented … Continue reading

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Doubts about BOOSTING saturations?

I received a very thoughtful comment from Reese Clark, who many of you will know as a leader in neonatology whose many years of experience and important scientific contributions to neonatology make him someone worth listening to. He has doubts … Continue reading

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Retinopathy: up or down?

The oxygen saturation targeting trials showed more retinopathy with higher oxygen saturation targets. Will this translate into more retinopathy in actual practice? Many units have increased their saturation targets as a result of those studies. This may indeed lead to … Continue reading

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Lower oxygen resuscitation for preterms?

A new publication from a group of us in the CNN, suggests that the answer to that query is ‘not so fast’. Rabi Y, Lodha A, Soraisham A, Singhal N, Barrington K, Shah PS, et al. Outcomes of preterm infants following … Continue reading

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Oxygen is good for you

Of course you can have too much of a good thing, but you should also try and stay above the minimum. The COT trial investigators, led by Christian Poets, have published a secondary analysis of the results, examining in particular … Continue reading

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Treating pneumothoraces? Either a tube or leave them alone.

I never understood why it was recommended to give 100% oxygen to treat a pneumothorax. I think the idea was that the gas in the pneumothorax could be replaced by oxygen which would then be reabsorbed more quickly if we … Continue reading

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