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Comparing oxygen targeting in preterm infants between the Masimo and Philips pulse oximeters
  1. Dana Li,
  2. Vicky Jeyaprakash,
  3. Steven Foreman,
  4. Alan M Groves
  1. Neonatal Unit, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Alan Groves, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS, UK; alan.groves{at}

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Randomised trials demonstrate that different approaches to oxygen saturation targeting in preterm infants significantly affect mortality.1 2 The oxygen saturation algorithm used also has an effect, with decreased mortality seen when targeting higher saturations with some algorithms (13.3% vs 21.8%), but not with others (14.8% vs 15.5%).2 This difference may be explained by an artefact within the Masimo SET Radical pulse oximeter which displays a reduced frequency of saturations at 87–90%.3

The Philips Intellivue MP70 is a widely used monitoring system that allows saturation …

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