Effectiveness of Combined Transcutaneous PO2/PcO2 Monitoring of Newborns

  • Harald Schachinger
  • Christian Kolz
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (ABBI, volume 7)


Non-invasive monitoring of oxygen pressure by means of a transcutaneous PO2 electrode has become standard practice in newborn intensive care units (2). This also holds for transcutaneous measurements of Pco2 (1). It is of clinical importance that an infant’s skin surface is as available as possible, for example for X-ray and phototherapy. It is therefore appropriate to accommodate both the Po2 electrode and the Pco2 electrode into one sensor.


Combine Electrode Intensive Care Department Newborn Intensive Care Unit Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Combine Sensor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Schachinger
    • 1
  • Christian Kolz
    • 1
  1. 1.Kinderklinik der Freien UniversitätBerlin 19(West) /Germany

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