Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preterm Survival, Increase Risk for Eye Condition – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. New research shows how much oxygen very preterm infants should receive, and the best way to deliver it to them. Dr. Rosemary Higgins at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains.
Higgins: For one arm of the study, we compared two different oxygen saturation targets… The other part of the study compared the methods used to provide oxygen to the infants.
Narrator: Findings show that more oxygen improves preterm infants' survival but increases the risk for eye damage. Also found, a treatment typically used for adults with sleep apnea is effective with few complications. More at www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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