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J Perinatol. 2007 Dec;27(12):800-1.

False-positive results on colorimetric carbon dioxide analysis in neonatal resuscitation: potential for serious patient harm.

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Eudowood Neonatal Pulmonary Division, Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

A term infant requiring resuscitation was found to have a false-positive color change on a colorimetric carbon dioxide device as a result of administration of epinephrine via an endotracheal tube. Using models of direct application and vapor exposure with a test lung, we discovered that epinephrine, atropine, infasurf and naloxone may result in false-positive color change. This false-positive response may lead to delayed recognition of esophageal intubation.

PMID:
18034166
DOI:
10.1038/sj.jp.7211831
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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