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Clinical Criteria for Identifying Hypoxemia in Infants from Developing Countries

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Description:

In developing countries it is important for local caregivers to be able to identify infants and small children with hypoxemia associated with acute lower respiratory tract infections based solely on clinical findings. Hypoxemic infants have a much higher mortality rate than nonhypoxemic infants and require more aggressive therapy. The study was done in Gambia in conjunction with the WHO and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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