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A new system for estimating human splanchnic oxygen saturation

Kyriacou, P. A., Crerar-Gilbert, A., Langford, R. M. & Jones, D. P. (2000). A new system for estimating human splanchnic oxygen saturation. Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), 13-14 Sep 2000, Southampton, UK.


Adequate splanchnic oxygen saturation (SpO2) is essential for maintaining organ viability during and after surgery. There is a need for reliable continuous monitoring of organ oxygen saturation. A new photoplethysmographic (PPG) probe and signal processing system were developed. PPG signals from abdominal organs (bowel, liver, kidney) and the finger were obtained from 12 anaesthetised patients. The amplitudes of the abdominal organ PPGs were, on average, approximately the same as those obtained simultaneously from the finger. Preliminary SpO2 values from abdominal organs showed good agreement with those obtained simultaneously from a commercial finger pulse oximeter.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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