Perfusion index in newborn infants: a noninvasive tool for neonatal monitoring
Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2014
©2014 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 103, Issue 5, pages 468–473, May 2014
How to Cite
Piasek, C. Z., Van Bel, F. and Sola, A. (2014), Perfusion index in newborn infants: a noninvasive tool for neonatal monitoring. Acta Paediatrica, 103: 468–473. doi: 10.1111/apa.12574
- Issue online: 1 APR 2014
- Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2014 09:59AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 21 OCT 2013
- Cardiovascular function;
- Illness severity;
- Perfusion index
To review the utility of perfusion index (PI) in the evaluation of neonatal clinical conditions. Twenty-five manuscripts were reviewed. PI provides information about haemodynamic stability, illness severity, early neonatal respiratory outcome, low superior vena cava flow and subclinical chorioamnionitis.
PI is a valuable tool to assess the newborn's health condition and could become a standardised measure in clinical evaluation. Different study designs are necessary to provide further validation to this method.