Effects of prone and supine position on cerebral blood flow in preterm infants

Stefano Bembich, Chiara Oretti, Laura Travan, Andrea Clarici, Stefano Massaccesi, Sergio Demarini

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Abstract

We evaluated the effect of prone and supine position on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in stable preterm infants. CBF, PO 2, and PCO 2 were measured in the two positions. Peripheral oxygenation increased and CBF decreased in prone position. We speculate that CBF autoregulation may compensate for increased peripheral oxygenation, by decreasing CBF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume160
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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