Document Type: Original Article
Pediatric Department, Tehran University of medical science, Tehran, Iran
Breast feeding research center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Pediatric Department, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
The aim of this study was to determine the cardiac and non-cardiac diseases in the Iranian healthy newborns using POX.
In this cross-sectional study we used right hand (pre-ductal) and either foot (post-ductal) POX to evaluate healthy term and near term neonates who were born from October 2017 to March 2018 (6-month period). The oxygen saturation (SPO2) was considered normal if SPO2 was 95% and the difference of pre-ductal O2 saturation and post-ductal POX ≤ 3%. SPO2 was considered abnormal if SPO2 was 0.05). Among them, 3 cases had cardiac disease (Transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect/Pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect /Pulmonary hypertension and 3 had non-cardiac disease (Esophageal Stenosis, Hypoglycemia, persistent pulmonary hypertension / Sepsis), and 4 rest were healthy.
Findings showed routine POX screening along with clinical examinations could be applied especially in developing country for