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Occurrence and mechanisms of sudden oxygen desaturation in infants who sleep face down.

Authors
  • Patel, Aloka L
  • Paluszynska, Dorota
  • Harris, Kathleen A
  • Thach, Bradley T
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2003
Volume
111
Issue
4 Pt 1
Identifiers
PMID: 12671147
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Rebreathing in prone sleeping infants is associated with an increased frequency of episodic desaturations. Desaturation may result from respiratory pattern changes such as brief apneas often associated with evidence of behavioral arousal or failure to increase ventilation in the face of rising inspired carbon dioxide, also associated with behavioral arousal.

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