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Kyriacou, P. A.; Jones, D. P.; Langford, R. M.; Petros, A. J. (2008)
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: RC, TK

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BACKGROUND: In this pilot study we explored the suitability of the esophagus as a new measuring site for blood oxygen saturation (Spo(2)) in neonates. \ud \ud METHODS: A new miniaturized esophageal pulse oximeter has been developed. Five patients (one child and four neonates) were studied. \ud \ud RESULTS: Spo(2) values were obtained in the esophagus of all patients. A Bland and Altman plot of the difference between Spo(2) values from the esophageal pulse oximeter and a commercial toe pulse oximeter against their mean showed that the bias and the limits of agreement between the two pulse oximeters were +0.3% and +1.7% to -1.0%, respectively. \ud \ud CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that the esophagus can be used as an alternative site for monitoring blood oxygen saturation in children and neonates.
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