Responses

Download PDFPDF

Pulse oximetry, severe retinopathy, and outcome at one year in babies of less than 28 weeks gestation
Free
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Oxygen saturation and retinopathy of prematurity - Authors' response
    • Win Tin
    • Other Contributors:
      • "David Milligan, Philippa Pennefather"

    Dear Editor,

    We are happy to make it clear that we have never suggested that hypoxia is "beneficial" to babies with chronic lung disease. Indeed in describing our own practice we said, quite specifically, that "babies who were at least 8 weeks old [and it should be remembered that all our babies were born more than 12 weeks early], and whose retinal vasculature was mature, received liberal oxygen supplementatio...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Two sacred cows of neonatal intensive care - Authors' response

    Dear Editor,

    I am glad to have a chance to respond to Dr Roberton's assertion that the care of the babies nursed using oximeter settings of 70-90% was "negligent", since I was responsible for these children, but time and space does not allow a full response. Neither does space allow me to respond to the criticism implicit in your own introductory statement that such care "breaches BAPM guidelines".

    Dr R...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Two sacred cows of neonatal intensive care
    Dear Editor,

    I read the descriptive study of Tin at al[1] with considerable interest. In essence it challenges two sacred cows of neonatal intensive care, whether intra-arterial monitoring is necessary, and what is the appropriate PaO2 at which to nurse critically ill babies.

    Arterial Monitoring
    They do not give us accurate details of arterial catheter use. There is a hint that they are used...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Oxygen saturation and retinopathy of prematurity
    • Rob Primhak, Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Paediatrics
    Dear Editor,

    The observations of Tin et al have led them to suggest that babies may have better overall outcomes when unit policies aim at oxygen levels of 70-90%, much lower than current practice in most NICUs. While I would support their call for further well-designed research into this question, I have major concerns that this concept of beneficial hypoxia might creep into clinical practice, and even be extended to...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.