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Inaccuracy of pulse oximetry with dark skin pigmentation: clinical implications and need for improvement

Kyriacou, P. A. ORCID: 0000-0002-2868-485X, Charlton, P. H., Al-Halawani, R. & Shelley, K. H. (2022). Inaccuracy of pulse oximetry with dark skin pigmentation: clinical implications and need for improvement. British Journal of Anaesthesia, doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.03.011

Abstract

Recent reports highlight potential inaccuracies of pulse oximetry in patients with various degrees of skin pigmentation. We summarise the literature, provide an overview of potential clinical implications, and provide insights into how pulse oximetry could be improved to mitigate against such potential shortcomings.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022. This article has been accepted for publication in British Journal of Anaesthesia by Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: accuracy, COVID-19, monitoring, pulse oximetry, skin pigmentation
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Science & Technology
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