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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 …

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  • DL, VJ authors contributed equally to the work.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.