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Observations of Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Tension and Arterial Oxygen Saturation

Posted in May 7th, 2016
Published in Sleep Apnea

We evaluated the performance of a novel combined earlobe sensor for noninvasive transcutaneous monitoring of Sp02 and PtcC02 in two different settings. The studies in critically ill patients revealed a clinically acceptable agreement of PtcC02 and its changes, and of Sp02 by the transcutaneous sensor with simultaneous measurements made by the “gold standard” (ie, the […]

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Outcomes of Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Tension and Arterial Oxygen Saturation

Posted in April 30th, 2016
Published in Sleep Apnea

Results in Critically III Patients In the 18 patients, a total of 80 paired measurements by the earlobe sensor and by arterial blood gas analysis were obtained (mean, 4.4 ± 0.7 paired observations per patient) over a mean observation period of 160 ± 48 min. Nine patients received treatment with vasoactive drugs (ie, IV norepinephrine, […]

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Research of Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Tension and Arterial Oxygen Saturation

Posted in April 28th, 2016
Published in Sleep Apnea

Patients Eighteen critically ill patients with indwelling arterial lines were studied in the ICU. Their mean (± SD) age was 62.6 ± 14 years. Sixteen patients had acute respiratory failure; 2 patients had experienced an acute myocardial infarction. Fifteen patients were receiving mechanical ventilation, and 9 patients required inotropic and vasoactive drug treatment. Twelve patients […]

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Canadian Health&Care Mall: Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Tension and Arterial Oxygen Saturation

Posted in April 24th, 2016
Published in Sleep Apnea

Coninvasive respiratory monitoring has broad applications in the emergency department, in perioperative and intensive care, and for the evaluation of sleep-related breathing disturbances. Whereas arterial oxygen saturation (Sa02) is commonly estimated by pulse oximetry, PaC02 may be estimated from end-tidal carbon dioxide tension or transcuta-neous carbon dioxide tension (PtcC02). Since alterations in ventilation/perfusion matching and […]

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Care of the Critically ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: Hospitals and Health-care IT Preparedness Planning

Posted in February 24th, 2015
Published in Care

We suggest hospitals have a plan for rapid movement of the data center to offsite remote operations in the case of prolonged local power disruption for critical functions. We suggest a plan be in place to provide power to the client machines, analyzers, networking equipment, etc along with the data center for an extended period […]

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Care of the Critically ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: The information priorities

Posted in February 22nd, 2015
Published in Care

For these reasons, we strongly suggest setting up emergency networks that use consumer products, including laptop computers, “smart” cell phones, and electronic note pads, among others. The power of consumer mobile computing devices now rivals traditional desktop computers. They are ideal devices for use during mass casualty events because of high mobility and built-in network […]

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Care of the Critically ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: Functioning Information Network

Posted in February 21st, 2015
Published in Care

Wireless local area networks are suggested, as they may be less vulnerable to damage, can be used for monitoring patients and for high-speed data applications (eg, picture archiving and communication system), and are capable of supporting most portable or handheld hardware (Fig 1). Cellular-based solutions maybe less preferred, as cellular networks are not available in […]

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