A New Fibre Optic Pulse Oximeter Probe for Monitoring Splanchnic Organ Arterial Blood Oxygen Saturation

Hickey, M., Samuels, N., Randive, N., Langford, R. M. & Kyriacou, P. A. (2010). A New Fibre Optic Pulse Oximeter Probe for Monitoring Splanchnic Organ Arterial Blood Oxygen Saturation. Paper presented at the The 12th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 27-05-2010 - 30-05-2010, Chalkidiki, Greece.

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Abstract

a new continuous method of monitoring splanchnic organ oxygen saturation (SpO2) would make the early detection of inadequate tissue oxygenation feasible, reducing the risk of hypoperfusion, severe ischaemia, and, ultimately, death. In an attempt to provide such a device, a new fiber optic based reflectance pulse oximeter probe and processing system were developed followed by an in vivo evaluation of the technology on seventeen patients undergoing elective laparotomy. Photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals of good quality were obtained from the small bowel, large bowel, liver and stomach. Simultaneous peripheral PPG signals from the finger were also obtained for comparison purposes. Analysis of the amplitudes of all acquired PPG signals indicated much larger amplitudes for those signals obtained from splanchnic organs than those obtained from the periphery. Estimated SpO2 values for splanchnic organs showed good agreement with those obtained from the peripheral fibre optic probe and those obtained from a commercial device. These preliminary results suggest that a miniaturized ‘indwelling’ fibre optic sensor may be a suitable method for pre-operative and post-operative evaluation of splanchnic organ SpO2 and their health.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © 2012, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fibre optics, pulse oximetry, photoplethysmography, perfusion, splanchnic organs
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/13340

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