Measurement of splanchnic photoplethysmographic signals using a new reflectance fiber optic sensor

Hickey, M., Samuels, N., Randive, N., Langford, R. M. & Kyriacou, P. A. (2010). Measurement of splanchnic photoplethysmographic signals using a new reflectance fiber optic sensor. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15(2), e027012. doi: 10.1117/1.3374355

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Abstract

Splanchnic organs are particularly vulnerable to hypoperfusion. Currently, there is no technique that allows for the continuous estimation of splanchnic blood oxygen saturation (SpO(2)). As a preliminary to developing a suitable splanchnic SpO(2) sensor, a new reflectance fiber optic photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensor and processing system are developed. An experimental procedure to examine the effect of fiber source detector separation distance on acquired PPG signals is carried out before finalizing the sensor design. PPG signals are acquired from four volunteers for separation distances of 1 to 8 mm. The separation range of 3 to 6 mm provides the best quality PPG signals with large amplitudes and the highest signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs). Preliminary calculation of SpO(2) shows that distances of 3 and 4 mm provide the most realistic values. Therefore, it is suggested that the separation distance in the design of a fiber optic reflectance pulse oximeter be in the range of 3 to 4 mm. Preliminary PPG signals from various splanchnic organs and the periphery are obtained from six anaesthetized patients. The normalized amplitudes of the splanchnic PPGs are, on average, approximately the same as those obtained simultaneously from the periphery. These observations suggest that fiber optic pulse oximetry may be a valid monitoring technique for splanchnic organs.

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Additional Information: Hickey, M., Samuels, N., Randive, N., Langford, R. M. & Kyriacou, P. A., Measurement of splanchnic photoplethysmographic signals using a new reflectance fiber optic sensor. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15(2), e027012 (2010). Copyright 2010 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3374355
Uncontrolled Keywords: photoplethysmography; reflectance pulse oximetry; splanchnic perfusion; fiber optics
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13339

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