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J Pediatr. 2005 Jul;147(1):27-31.

Childhood cancer following neonatal oxygen supplementation.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 54555, USA. spector@epi.umn.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the relationship between neonatal oxygen supplementation (O2) and childhood cancer in the Collaborative Perinatal Project (CPP).

STUDY DESIGN:

The CPP consisted of 54,795 children born between 1959 and 1966 and followed to age 8 years. We used Cox proportional hazards modeling to examine the association between history of neonatal O2 and cancer (n = 48).

RESULTS:

The hazard ratio (HR) for any O2 was 1.77 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.94 to 3.35). The HR for continuous duration of O2 was near 1 and not significant. However, the HRs were 0.69 (95% CI = 0.17 to 2.88) and 2.87 (95% CI = 1.46 to 5.66) when comparing 0 to 2 and 3 or more minutes of O2, respectively, to no O2. The latter association was weaker (HR = 2.00; 95% CI = 0.88 to 4.54) and not significant ( P = .10) when analysis was restricted to cancers diagnosed after age 1 year (n = 41).

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings are consistent with an association between O 2 for 3 minutes or longer and cancer in childhood, and should serve as a basis for further study.

PMID:
16027689
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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