Histogram analysis for bedside respiratory monitoring in not critically ill preterm neonates: a proposal for a new way to look at the monitoring data
Author(s) Sur A.; Paria A.
Source European Journal of Pediatrics; 2020
Publication Date 2020
Despite robust evidence in favour of maintaining optimal oxygen saturation targets in the preterm infants, the titration of oxygen is largely dependent on manual observations and transcription. Similarly, notwithstanding the gaining popularity of non-invasive modalities like high-flow nasal therapy, the practices of weaning and escalating support are largely individualized and based on point of care observations. These are often erroneous and lack objectivity. Histogram analysis from patient monitors is an easy and objective way of quantifying vital parameters and their trends. We review the technology and evidence available behind this practice. .
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