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Pulse oximetry in the critically ill

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Junichi Saito, Masato Kitayama, Masafumi Oishi, Tomoyuki Kudo, Masahiro Sawada, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Kazuyoshi Hirota
BACKGROUND: Non-invasively continuous total hemoglobin (SpHb) measurement has not been assessed adequately in acute bleeding and rapid blood transfusion during surgery. Thus, we have assessed the efficacy of SpHb during both acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) and autologous blood transfusion (ABT). METHODS: Twenty-four patients undergoing urological and gynecological surgery were enrolled. ANH was induced by withdrawing blood of 800 g with simultaneous fluid administration...
February 2015: Journal of Anesthesia
Andreas H Taenzer, Joshua B Pyke, Susan P McGrath, George T Blike
BACKGROUND: Some preventable deaths in hospitalized patients are due to unrecognized deterioration. There are no publications of studies that have instituted routine patient monitoring postoperatively and analyzed impact on patient outcomes. METHODS: The authors implemented a patient surveillance system based on pulse oximetry with nursing notification of violation of alarm limits via wireless pager. Data were collected for 11 months before and 10 months after implementation of the system...
February 2010: Anesthesiology
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