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Pulse oximetry for evaluation of radial and ulnar arterial blood flow.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2520635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to assess the use of pulse oximetry (PO) to determine the adequacy of radial and ulnar arterial blood flow by comparing measurements of digital arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SaO2) with conventional visual determination of palmar flush (PF) using a simple occlusion test (SOT) or the Allen's test (AT) in 48 healthy volunteers. Baseline SaO2 values ranged from 94% to 100% with a mean saturation of 97.2%. Eight subjects with initially abnormal reperfusion times were re-evaluated. Of those eight subjects, three remained abnormal. The predictability of an abnormal reperfusion time based on pretesting history was very low. AT reperfusion times as measured by PO and PF showed excellent correlation (r = 0.882). The SOT does not require subject cooperation and provides information similar to the AT. PO, whether combined with the AT or the SOT, has the distinct advantage of providing objective data.
A R Hovagim; R I Katz; P J Poppers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0888-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiothorac Anesth     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-15     Completed Date:  1992-06-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709732     Medline TA:  J Cardiothorac Anesth     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, State University of New York, Stoney Brook 11794-8480.
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Artery / physiology
Hand / blood supply,  physiology
Hemoglobins / metabolism
Middle Aged
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Oxygen / blood
Radius / blood supply*
Regional Blood Flow / physiology
Time Factors
Ulna / blood supply*
Vascular Patency / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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