Adv Neonatal Care 2021 Aug 19. Epub 2021 Aug 19.
Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, College of Nursing, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia (Drs Marin and Williams); Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia (Dr Mansuri); Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia (Drs Mundy, Cockfield, Mann, and Stansfield); and Vascular Biology Center, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia (Dr Stansfield).
Background: Currently, reference ranges for renal oxygenation measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in preterm infants beyond the first days of life are lacking, especially those born prior to 29 weeks' gestation. Population estimates of renal oxygenation (rSO2) levels among preterm infants over time have yet to be established, leading to reluctance in clinical application.
Purpose: To characterize the distribution and estimate population parameters for renal oxygenation measured by NIRS during the first 14 days of life among preterm infants. Read More