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Oxygen saturation plus other factors must be considered in bronchiolitis work up

August 20, 2014

Infants with bronchiolitis with an artificially elevated pulse oximetry reading were less likely to be hospitalized or receive active hospital care for more than 6 hours compared with those with an unaltered oximetry reading, according to study findings in JAMA.

Suzanne Schuh, MD, FRCPC, of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues conducted the randomized study in infants aged 4 weeks to 12 months with bronchiolitis. Infants had either true (n=108) or altered (n=105) oximetry values displayed. Altered saturation values were 3 points higher, to a maximum of 100%.

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