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Accuracy of pulse oximetry in screening for congenital heart disease in asymptomatic newborns: a systematic review
  1. Shakila Thangaratinam1,
  2. Jane Daniels1,
  3. Andrew K Ewer2,
  4. Javier Zamora3,
  5. Khalid S Khan1
  1. 1Academic Unit, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Institute of Child Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3Clinical Biostatistics Unit, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Dept. Biomathematics, University Complutense of Madrid
  1. Correspondence to:
    Shakila Thangaratinam
    s.thangaratinam{at}bham.ac.uk

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  • Published Online First 7 March 2007

  • Contributors

    ST wrote the protocol and the initial draft with input from all authors, performed the initial search and study selection, data extraction and analysis. JD contributed to study selection and data extraction. JZ contributed to statistical analysis and revision of the draft. AKE edited the final manuscript. KSK supervised all aspects of the study including the writing of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethical approval was not required for this systematic review.

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Footnotes

  • Published Online First 7 March 2007

  • Contributors

    ST wrote the protocol and the initial draft with input from all authors, performed the initial search and study selection, data extraction and analysis. JD contributed to study selection and data extraction. JZ contributed to statistical analysis and revision of the draft. AKE edited the final manuscript. KSK supervised all aspects of the study including the writing of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethical approval was not required for this systematic review.

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