Cerebral and somatic rSO2 in sick preterm infants

R. M. Cerbo, R. Cabano, A. Di Comite, S. Longo, R. Maragliano, M. Stronati

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Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures the regional tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2) of various organs and provides a reflection of the balance between tissue oxygen supply and demand. Oxymetry assessed via NIRS has been proposed as a 'standard of care' and today it is already widely used in the NICU. This approach allows detection of any acute change in cerebral haemodynamics and continuous monitoring of cerebral and somatic oxygenation. This work describes three clinical cases of preterm VLBW infants which showed special points of interest during both cerebral and somatic NIRS monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue numberSUPPL.4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Cerebrovascular circulation
  • Doppler ultrasonography
  • Near infrared spectroscopy
  • Premature infants
  • Splanchnic circulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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