Near infrared spectroscopy in healthy preterm and term newborns: Correlation with gestational age and standard monitoring parameters

Lucia Gabriella Tina, Alessandro Frigiola, Raul Abella, Beatrice Artale, Gabriella Puleo, Savina D'Angelo, Cecilia Musmarra, Paolo Tagliabue, Giovanni Li Volti, Pasquale Florio, Diego Gazzolo

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Abstract

Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) is an emerging technique for brain oxygenation monitoring in newborns complicated by acute and chronic hypoxia. However, data regarding cerebral oxygenation normal values are still lacking and matter of debate. Therefore, we investigate whether NIRS parameters in healthy preterm/term infants are gestational age and delivery modalities dependent and correlated with standard monitoring parameters. From January to December 2007, 100 healthy newborns with gestational age from 30 to 42 weeks' gestation were evaluated. Routine laboratory variables, daily clinical and neurological evaluation and ultrasound imaging were performed. The regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) and fractional cerebral tissue oxygen extraction (FTOE) were measured by NIRS in the first 6-hours after birth. Data were recorded by MetaVision ICU X-Edition software and analyzed by SPSS statistical package. rSO2 and FTOE correlated (R=-0.77; R=0.41; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Neurovascular Research
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Brain damage
  • Brain oxygenation
  • Cerebrovascular system
  • NIRS
  • Prematurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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