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Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive method to measure haemoglobin and tissue oxygenation continuously. Measurement of “cerebral tissue oxygenation index” (c-TOI)1 and “peripheral tissue oxygenation index” (p-TOI)2 is based on spatially resolved spectroscopy (SRS). SRS is realised with one light detector having sensors at different distances. The aim of the present study was to measure c-TOI and p-TOI simultaneously to compare the two values.
NIRS measurements were carried out in 20 term and preterm infants (gestational age >29 weeks and birth weight >1200 g) within the first 8 weeks after birth. At time of measurements the infants had …
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