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Daytime pulse oximeter measurements do not predict incidence of pain and acute chest syndrome episodes in sickle cell anemia.

Uong EC, Boyd JH, DeBaun MR
J Pediatr. 2006 149 (5): 707-9

PMID: 17095349 · PMCID: PMC1892315 · DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.06.038

A prospective, infant cohort study of children with sickle cell anemia was evaluated to determine the relationship between daytime pulse oximeter measurements and the incidence of pain and acute chest episodes (ACS). A total of 130 children were evaluated. The Pearson correlation between SpO2 and pain and ACS episode rates were 0.00 (P = .97) and 0.10 (P = .27), respectively. Daytime SpO2 cannot independently predict the subsequent rate of pain and ACS episodes.

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Acute Disease Adolescent Anemia, Sickle Cell Biomarkers Chest Pain Child Child, Preschool Circadian Rhythm Female Follow-Up Studies Hematocrit Hemoglobin, Sickle Humans Hypoxia Incidence Male Oximetry Oxygen Predictive Value of Tests Prospective Studies Risk Factors Syndrome

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