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Management of pulse oximeter probe-induced finger injuries in children: report of two consecutive cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23164026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pulse oximetry is a standard noninvasive procedure for monitoring arterial oxygen saturation. Finger injuries related to pulse oximeter use have been reported as chemical or thermal burns, sun-tanning, pressure erosion, sensory loss, and gangrene. The mechanisms of these complications have not been definitively explained; but pressure ischemia, prolonged use, overheating of the probe, inappropriate use of the probe, and short circuiting are considered to be the main factors. We describe 2 cases of pulse oximeter probe-induced finger injuries, propose the possible mechanisms and factors related to the injury, and discuss the management.
Candemir Ceran; Omer Faruk Taner; Fatih Tekin; Soner Tezcan; Ozlem Tekin; Birol Civelek
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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