Pulse Oximeter Saturation Targeting and Oximeter Changes in the Benefits of Oxygen Saturation Targeting (BOOST)-II Australia and BOOST-II UK Oxygen Trials.
Stenson BJ., Donoghoe M., Brocklehurst P., Davis PG., Juszczak E., Marschner IC., Simes J., Tarnow-Mordi WO.
Infants in the Australian and UK Benefits of Oxygen Saturation Targeting-II trials treated using revised oximeters spent more time within their planned pulse oximeter saturation target ranges than infants treated using the original oximeters (P < .001). This may explain the larger mortality difference seen with revised oximeters. If so, average treatment effects from the Neonatal Oxygen Prospective Meta-analysis trials may be underestimates.