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Routine Pulse Oximetry Screening to Detect Critical Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease in Neonates Af

By R. Kishore Kumar, MD, FRCPCH, FRACP; Arvind Shenoi, MD; Kishore Vrajananda Yerur DCH, MRCPCH; Syed Tajamul, DCH, MD; Prakash Kini, DGO, MD

Objective

Pulse Oximetry in newborns to detect the Critical Cyanotic Congenital Heart Diseases has become a standard of care in many developed countries after recent guidelines. We undertook this to see if it is feasible in Indian circumstances and also wanted to see the cost implications of the same.

Setting

Tertiary Maternity Hospitals in Bangalore, India.

Participants

All babies born above 36 weeks at the hospital and were with the mothers during the first few days – and not requiring Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admission.

Main outcome measures

The economic feasibility of the results of our protocol is reviewed after 2 years.

To read the full article, please go to the June 2017 Issue of CCT, where it was originally published.

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