Skin electrodes have become available during the last ten years, making it possible to continuously measure the oxygen pressure (Po 2 ) in a non-invasive manner. The use of these transcutaneous oxygen electrodes has increased greatly, especially in the treatment of neonates with respiratory problems where invasive techniques are to be avoided as much as possible. The electrode consists of a miniature 11 Clark-cell" and a heating system. The electrode has a diameter of only a few centimeters. The oxygen pressure may be measured through the skin when the electrode is attached

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H.K.A. Visser (Henk) , J.W. Mettau
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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