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AaDO2

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%
mmHg
mmHg

Calculate the alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient for given fractional inspired oxygen and measured pCO2 and paO2

Body Surface Area

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kg
cm
m2

Validated for estimation of body surface area from extremely low birth weight infants through to children and adults

ET Tubes & Umbilical Catheters
ET Tubes

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kg
cm
Fr
cm ( + cord )
cm ( + cord )

Estimates optimal insertion length for endotracheal tube and for umbilical catheters (based on infant's weight)

Partial Exchange

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kg
%
mL

Estimates partial exchange transfusion volume required in the polycythaemic newborn to acheive target hematocrit. Note that "small for gestational age" status is only required for infants 1.5 to 3.0 kg

Glucose Delivery

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Calculator Input

kg
Dextrose Rate
(ml/hour)
%
%

Enteral Intake

Select Milk:
(mL/hour)
(g/100 mL)

Calculator Result

Fluid Volume
(ml/kg/day)
Sugar Load
(mg/kg/min)
IV 1
IV 2
Milk
Added Carbohydrate  
Total

Calculate the glucose infusion rate (in mg/kg/min) taking account of intravenous fluids AND enteral intake of breast milk or infant formula

Per Hour Fluid Calculator

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kg
mL/kg/day
mL/hour

For the given infant weight and daily fluid prescription (mL/kg/day), calculate the hourly fluid rate

Low Flow O2
Low Flow O2 Delivery

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kg
per min
mL/min
%
%

Finds the approximate effective FiO2 for any given low flow oxygen rate and blender O2 setting

Risk of ECMO use (or death without ECMO use) in CDH
ECMO Risk in CDH

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%

Use this calculator to calculate the risk of an infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia either requiring ECMO or of dying without ECMO use

Oxygenation Index

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cm H2O
%

Use to calculate the Oxygenation Index. Choose mmHg OR kPa pressure units as preferred.

Altitude Physiology Calculator

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%
%

Estimate the barometric pressure, the gas expansion ratio and the equivalent FiO2 required at altitude. Choose mmHg OR kPa pressure units as preferred.

Extremely Preterm Outcomes
Preterm Outcomes

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In-Hospital Outcomes

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%
%
%
%
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%
%
%
%

Medium Term (3-Year) Outcomes

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%
%
%
%
%
%

Estimate outcomes at extreme prematurity based on variables assessed at birth. Data is based on outcomes achieved in Japan for births from 2006 to 2015.

Diaphragmatic Hernia Survival Probability
CDH Survival Probability

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kg
%

Use this calculator to estimate the long-term survival probability for diaphragmatic hernia

Long Lines

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cm
cm
cm

Calculates optimal insertion length for lines inserted via great saphenous at the medial malleolus

Nitric Oxide Delivery

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L/min
ppm
L/min

Calculate optimal NO flow rate to reach target NO ppm (in ventilator set-ups with constant ventilator flow)

Dextrose Infusion Preparation

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Desired Dextrose Solution

Preparation Instructions

Mean Airway Pressure

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cm H2O
cm H2O
per min
seconds
cm H2O

Base Excess

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mmol/L
mmol/L