Kyriacou, P. A., Jones, D. P., Langford, R. M. & Petros, A. J. (2008). A pilot study of neonatal and pediatric esophageal pulse oximetry. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 107(3), pp. 905-908. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e31817e67d1
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BACKGROUND: In this pilot study we explored the suitability of the esophagus as a new measuring site for blood oxygen saturation (Spo(2)) in neonates.
METHODS: A new miniaturized esophageal pulse oximeter has been developed. Five patients (one child and four neonates) were studied.
RESULTS: Spo(2) values were obtained in the esophagus of all patients. A Bland and Altman plot of the difference between Spo(2) values from the esophageal pulse oximeter and a commercial toe pulse oximeter against their mean showed that the bias and the limits of agreement between the two pulse oximeters were +0.3% and +1.7% to -1.0%, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that the esophagus can be used as an alternative site for monitoring blood oxygen saturation in children and neonates.
|Additional Information:||This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Kyriacou, P. A., Jones, D. P., Langford, R. M. & Petros, A. J. (2008). A pilot study of neonatal and pediatric esophageal pulse oximetry. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 107(3), pp. 905-908.|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering|
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