Pulse Oximetry Values in Newborns with Critical Congenital Heart Disease upon ICU Admission at Altitude
AbstractPulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The objectives of this study are to describe saturation data, and to evaluate the effectiveness of AAP-recommended pulse oximetry screening guidelines applied retrospectively to a cohort of newborns with known CCHD at moderate altitude (5557 feet, Aurora, Colorado). Data related to seven critical congenital heart disease diagnoses were extracted from electronic health records (pulse oximetry, prostaglandin administration, and oxygen supplementation). Descriptive epidemiologic data were calculated. 158 subjects were included in this analysis; the AAP pulse oximetry screening protocol was applied to 149 subjects. Mean pre-ductal and post-ductal pulse oximetry values of the infants known to have CCHD at 24 h of life were 87.1% ± 7.2 and 87.8% ± 6.3, respectively. Infants treated with prostaglandins and oxygen had lower oximetry readings. The screening algorithm would have identified 80.5% of infants with known CCHDs (120/149 subjects). Additionally, sequential pulse oximetry screening based on the AAP-recommended protocol was able to identify a true positive screen capture rate of 80.5% at moderate altitude. View Full-Text
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Kim, J.S.; Ariefdjohan, M.W.; Sontag, M.K.; Rausch, C.M. Pulse Oximetry Values in Newborns with Critical Congenital Heart Disease upon ICU Admission at Altitude. Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2018, 4, 30.
Kim JS, Ariefdjohan MW, Sontag MK, Rausch CM. Pulse Oximetry Values in Newborns with Critical Congenital Heart Disease upon ICU Admission at Altitude. International Journal of Neonatal Screening. 2018; 4(4):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, John S.; Ariefdjohan, Merlin W.; Sontag, Marci K.; Rausch, Christopher M. 2018. "Pulse Oximetry Values in Newborns with Critical Congenital Heart Disease upon ICU Admission at Altitude." Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 4, no. 4: 30.
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