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Arterial line for monitoring SpO2 in patients with ischemic peripheries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20635123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Monitoring the oxygenation status of patients with poor peripheral perfusion or ischemic peripheries is challenging in view of unreliable or unrecordable pulse oximeter data. In this article we describe a very simple and innovative technique of using the arterial line for reliable recording of arterial oxygen saturation (SpO(2)) in such patients. We conclude that the arterial line can be used as an extension of the artery and SpO(2) may be reliably measured using the arterial line in such patients as long as the blood in the arterial tubing is pulsatile and a good contact is ensured between the arterial tubing and the sensor of the pulse oximeter.
Goneppanavar Umesh; Kaur Jasvinder; Shetty Nanda; Shetty Ranjan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical monitoring and computing     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1573-2614     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Monit Comput     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-10     Completed Date:  2010-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806357     Medline TA:  J Clin Monit Comput     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 576 104, Karnataka, India.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling*
Dopamine / therapeutic use
Hypotension / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Intestinal Obstruction / complications,  surgery
Intraoperative Care
Ischemia / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation,  methods*
Norepinephrine / therapeutic use
Oxygen / blood*
Pulsatile Flow
Reproducibility of Results
Sepsis / complications
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
51-41-2/Norepinephrine; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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