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Pichler, G; Urlesberger, B; Baik, N; Schwaberger, B; Binder-Heschl, C; Avian, A; Pansy, J; Cheung, PY; Schmölzer, GM.
Cerebral Oxygen Saturation to Guide Oxygen Delivery in Preterm Neonates for the Immediate Transition after Birth: A 2-Center Randomized Controlled Pilot Feasibility Trial.
J Pediatr. 2016; 170(1):73-8.e1-73-8.e4 Doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.11.053
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Pichler Gerhard
Schmölzer Georg
Co-authors Med Uni Graz
Avian Alexander
Baik-Schneditz Nariae
Binder-Heschl Corinna
Pansy Jasmin
Schwaberger Bernhard Christian
Urlesberger Berndt

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To assess if monitoring of cerebral regional tissue oxygen saturation (crSO2) using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to guide respiratory and supplemental oxygen support reduces burden of cerebral hypoxia and hyperoxia in preterm neonates during resuscitation after birth. Preterm neonates <34(+0) weeks of gestation were included in a prospective randomized controlled pilot feasibility study at 2 tertiary level neonatal intensive care units. In a NIRS-visible group, crSO2 monitoring in addition to pulse oximetry was used to guide respiratory and supplemental oxygen support during the first 15 minutes after birth. In a NIRS-not-visible group, only pulse oximetry was used. The primary outcomes were burden of cerebral hypoxia (<10th percentile) or hyperoxia (>90th percentile) measured in %minutes crSO2 during the first 15 minutes after birth. Secondary outcomes were all cause of mortality and/or cerebral injury and neurologic outcome at term age. Allocation sequence was 1:1 with block-randomization of 30 preterm neonates at each site. In the NIRS-visible group burden of cerebral hypoxia in %minutes, crSO2 was halved, and the relative reduction was 55.4% (95% CI 37.6-73.2%; P = .028). Cerebral hyperoxia was observed in NIRS-visible group in 3 neonates with supplemental oxygen and in NIRS-not-visible group in 2. Cerebral injury rate and neurologic outcome at term age was similar in both groups. Two neonates died in the NIRS-not-visible group and none in the NIRS-visible group. No severe adverse reactions were observed. Reduction of burden of cerebral hypoxia during immediate transition and resuscitation after birth is feasible by crSO2 monitoring to guide respiratory and supplemental oxygen support. NCT02017691. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Cerebrovascular Circulation - physiology
Feasibility Studies -
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Hyperoxia - blood
Hyperoxia - prevention & control
Hypoxia, Brain - blood
Hypoxia, Brain - prevention & control
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Infant Mortality -
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Intensive Care Units, Neonatal -
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Monitoring, Physiologic - methods
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