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Validity of pulse oximetry in detection of hypoxaemia in children: comparison of ear, thumb and toe probe placements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20799578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study of paediatric intensive care patients aimed to determine where pulse oximetry probes shouid be placed to obtain the most accurate and reliable readings of peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2). Using arterial blood gas analysis (SaO2) as the gold standard and SpO2 92% and SaO2 < 90% as indicators of hypoxaemia, negative predictive values of SpO2 were 96%, 98% and 98% at the ear, thumb and big toe respectively in 110 children, and 93% at all 3 sites in 90 neonates. The highest clinical agreement between SaG, and SpO2 was for ear probes in children (kappa = 0.70) and the lowest was for big toe probes (kappa = 0.57 and 0.28 in children and neonates respectively).
N Bilan; A G Behbahan; B Abdinia; M Mahallei
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-30     Completed Date:  2010-09-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Centre, Tabriz Children's Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / blood*,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Bias (Epidemiology)
Blood Gas Analysis / standards
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ear / blood supply
Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
Iran / epidemiology
Oximetry / instrumentation,  methods*,  standards
Oxygen / blood
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity
Thumb* / blood supply
Toes* / blood supply
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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