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Use of a radial artery compression device for noninvasive, near-continuous blood pressure monitoring in the ED.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15520942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study's goal was to test a novel device using continuous partial radial artery compression for mean arterial pressure (MAP) measurement. A prospective, nonblind, convenience-sample trial at a level I center (annual ED census 70,000) enrolled 15 adults with indwelling radial arterial catheters and accessible contralateral radial pulse. Subjects had MAPs measured simultaneously by test device (TEST assessments), oscillometric brachial artery cuff (OSC), and arterial line (ART). There was no difference between the three groups' MAP means (P = .98). R(2) values for ART/OSC and ART/TEST were 0.96 and 0.95, respectively (P <.001). TEST and OSC MAP readings were equally likely (P = 0.66) to be within 5 mm Hg of ART in both the overall set of 307 MAPs and in the subset of 120 cases in which ART MAPs were below 80 (P = .47). The TEST device performed at least as well as oscillometric assessment, offering advantages of noninvasive, near-continuous data.
Stephen H Thomas; Greg R Winsor; Peter S Pang; Karen A Driscoll; Blair A Parry
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-02     Completed Date:  2004-12-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Boston MedFlight, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation,  methods*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Radial Artery

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