Resuscitation with room-air or oxygen supplementation

Clin Perinatol. 1998 Sep;25(3):741-56, xi.


An accumulating body of data indicates that optimal newborn resuscitation is not performed with 100% oxygen. On the contrary, ambient air seems to have several advantages compared with supplemental oxygen. Present guidelines on newborn resuscitation should be critically reviewed and revised according to scientific evidence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air*
  • Asphyxia Neonatorum / metabolism
  • Asphyxia Neonatorum / physiopathology
  • Asphyxia Neonatorum / therapy*
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Humans
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation / adverse effects
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / adverse effects*
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Treatment Outcome