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When should oxygen be given to children at high altitude? A systematic review to define altitude-specific hypoxaemia.

Authors
  • Subhi, Rami
  • Smith, Katherine
  • Duke, Trevor
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
94
Issue
1
Pages
6–10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2008.138362
PMID: 18829620
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

For health facilities at very high altitudes, giving oxygen to all children with an SpO(2) <90% may be too liberal if oxygen supplies are limited. In such settings, Spo(2) <85% may be more appropriate to identify children most in need of oxygen supplementation.

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