A pilot study of neonatal and pediatric esophageal pulse oximetry

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13358

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