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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915311/can-we-stop-the-current-epidemic-of-blindness-from-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Sourabh Dutta, Talkad Raghuveer, Anand Vinekar, Mangat Ram Dogra
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a retinal vascular disease of the premature infant. There have been significant advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis, prevention, detection and treatment of severe ROP. In developed countries, all premature infants at risk for ROP are screened routinely based on national guidelines and treatment is prompt, resulting in good visual outcomes. Blindness from ROP is a rare event in these countries. However, there is an ongoing epidemic of ROP- induced blindness in India...
November 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899542/pulse-oximetry-beyond-spo2
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Dean R Hess
Newer pulse oximetry technology is available that uses multiple wavelengths of light and is thereby able to measure more than 2 forms of hemoglobin, including carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO), methemoglobin (SpMet), and total hemoglobin (SpHb). Several studies have shown relatively low bias, but poor precision, for SpCO compared with HbCO. Evaluations of SpMet have been conducted primarily in normal subjects. Clinical evaluations of SpHb suggest that it might not yet be accurate enough to make transfusion decisions...
December 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881126/initial-evaluation-of-prospective-cardiac-triggering-using-photoplethysmography-signals-recorded-with-a-video-camera-compared-to-pulse-oximetry-and-electrocardiography-at-7t-mri
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Nicolai Spicher, Markus Kukuk, Stefan Maderwald, Mark E Ladd
BACKGROUND: Accurate synchronization between magnetic resonance imaging data acquisition and a subject's cardiac activity ("triggering") is essential for reducing image artifacts but conventional, contact-based methods for this task are limited by several factors, including preparation time, patient inconvenience, and susceptibility to signal degradation. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the performance of a new contact-free triggering method developed with the aim to eventually replace conventional methods in non-cardiac imaging applications...
November 24, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875128/towards-a-robust-estimation-of-respiratory-rate-from-pulse-oximeters
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Marco A F Pimentel, Alistair E W Johnson, Peter H Charlton, Drew Birrenkott, Peter J Watkinson, Lionel Tarassenko, David A Clifton
OBJECTIVE: Current methods for estimating respiratory rate (RR) from the photoplethysmogram (PPG) typically fail to distinguish between periods of high- and low-quality input data, and fail to perform well on independent "validation" datasets. The lack of robustness of existing methods directly results in a lack of penetration of such systems into clinical practice. The present work proposes an alternative method to improve the robustness of the estimation of RR from the PPG. METHODS: The proposed algorithm is based on the use of multiple autoregressive models of different orders for determining the dominant respiratory frequency in the three respiratory-induced variations (frequency, amplitude and intensity) derived from the PPG...
November 18, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871343/proximal-nail-fold-hematoma-due-to-pulse-oximeter
#5
Patricia Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870589/results-of-a-prospective-study-evaluating-a-non-invasive-method-of-hemoglobin-adjustment-for-determining-the-diffusing-capacity-of-the-lung
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Karla E Foster, Rashmi D Sahay, Nanhua Zhang, William D Hardie
RATIONALE: Measurement of the lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is significantly influenced by the pulmonary capillary blood volume. Consequently, measurements require adjustment for blood hemoglobin concentration (DLCOADJ) to allow meaningful clinical interpretation. Noninvasive point-of-care devices that measure hemoglobin transcutaneously provide immediate values for hemoglobin that may be useful in pulmonary function laboratories for determining DLCOADJ. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that DLCOADJ determinations obtained using a commerciallyavailable device for noninvasive, point-of-care measurement of blood hemoglobin concentrations are not importantly different from determinations obtained using hemoglobin concentrations measured conventionally on venous blood samples...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869210/delivery-room-quality-improvement-project-improved-compliance-with-best-practices-for-a-community-nicu
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Charles W Sauer, Mallory A Boutin, Aayah N Fatayerji, James A Proudfoot, Nabil I Fatayerji, David J Golembeski
A Quality Improvement bundle was implemented with the goal of standardizing the multidisciplinary approach to delivery room management. We used a Pre-Post Quality Improvement initiative with the following aims: (1) Placement of a functioning pulse oximeter by two minutes after birth, (2) Delayed intubation, (3) Normothermia on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission, (4) Use of a pre-brief, debrief, and delivery room checklist. Data was collected for 548 infants, which represents every admission to the Palomar Rady Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during the 35 month study period from January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2012...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864903/long-term-monitoring-of-cardiorespiratory-patterns-in-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Daniel M Goldenholz, Amanda Kuhn, Alison Austermuehle, Martin Bachler, Christopher Mayer, Siegfried Wassertheurer, Sara K Inati, William H Theodore
OBJECTIVE: Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) during inpatient electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring has been a rare but potentially preventable event, with associated cardiopulmonary markers. To date, no systematic evaluation of alarm settings for a continuous pulse oximeter (SpO2 ) has been performed. In addition, evaluation of the interrelationship between the ictal and interictal states for cardiopulmonary measures has not been reported. METHODS: Patients with epilepsy were monitored using video-EEG, SpO2 , and electrocardiography (ECG)...
November 16, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853941/pulse-oximeter-saturation-target-limits-for-preterm-infants-a-survey-among-european-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Maurice J Huizing, Eduardo Villamor-Martínez, Máximo Vento, Eduardo Villamor
: The optimum range of pulse oximeter oxygen saturation (SpO2) for preterm infants remains controversial. Between November 2015 and February 2016, we conducted a web-based survey aimed to investigate the current and former practices on SpO2 targets in European neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We obtained valid responses from 193 NICUs, treating 8590 newborns ≤28 weeks per year, across 27 countries. Forty different saturation ranges were reported, ranging from 82-93 to 94-99%...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832691/clinical-course-teaching-in-transport-of-critically-ill-patients-small-group-methods
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Mohammad Taghi Beigmohammadi, Mojgan Rahimi, Omid Nabavian, Seyed Hossein Davarani, Kassra Karvandian, Fatemeh Kamalitabar
Critically ill patient transfer is potentially risky and may be lead to morbidity and mortality. Physicians' skill is very important for safe transport. We want to evaluate the effect of clinical course teaching on the promotion of physicians' abilities in the transport of critically ill patients. In an interventional study, 320 interns, male and female, were taught about patient transfer in two groups include in one day clinical course as the small group system (n=160) and other group the lecture base learning (n=160)...
September 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815366/effect-of-lingual-gauze-swab-placement-on-pulse-oximeter-readings-in-anaesthetised-dogs-and-cats
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A Mair, F Martinez-Taboada, M Nitzan
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of lingual gauze swab placement on pulse oximeter readings in anaesthetised dogs and cats. Following anaesthetic induction, the following pulse oximeter probe configurations were performed: no gauze swab (control), placement of a gauze swab between the tongue and the probe, placement of different thicknesses of gauze swab, placement of red cotton fabric, placement of a sheet of white paper and placement of the probe and gauze swab on different locations on the tongue...
November 4, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811546/carbon-monoxide-exposure-in-youth-ice-hockey
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Theodore Macnow, Rebekah Mannix, William P Meehan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of ice resurfacer type on carboxyhemoglobin levels in youth hockey players. We hypothesized that players in arenas with electric resurfacers would have normal, stable carboxyhemoglobin levels during games, whereas those in arenas with internal combustion engine (IC) resurfacers would have an increase in carboxyhemoglobin levels. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Enclosed ice arenas in the northeastern United States...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790484/utility-of-transcutaneous-capnography-for-optimization-of-non-invasive-ventilation-pressures
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Prashant N Chhajed, Simone Gehrer, Kamlesh V Pandey, Preyas J Vaidya, Joerg D Leuppi, Michael Tamm, Werner Strobel
INTRODUCTION: Nocturnal Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) is the treatment of choice in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure due to hypoventilation. Continuous oxygen saturation measured with a pulse oximeter provides a surrogate measure of arterial oxygen saturation but does not completely reflect ventilation. Currently, Partial Pressure of Arterial (PaCO2) measured by arterial blood analysis is used for estimating the adequacy of ventilatory support and serves as the gold standard...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788179/mpneumonia-an-innovation-for-diagnosing-and-treating-childhood-pneumonia-in-low-resource-settings-a-feasibility-usability-and-acceptability-study-in-ghana
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Amy Sarah Ginsburg, Charlotte Tawiah Agyemang, Gwen Ambler, Jaclyn Delarosa, Waylon Brunette, Shahar Levari, Clarice Larson, Mitch Sundt, Sam Newton, Gaetano Borriello, Richard Anderson
Pneumonia is the leading cause of infectious disease mortality in children. Currently, health care providers (HCPs) are trained to use World Health Organization Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) paper-based protocols and manually assess respiratory rate to diagnose pneumonia in low-resource settings (LRS). However, this approach of relying on clinical signs alone has proven problematic. Hypoxemia, a diagnostic indicator of pneumonia severity associated with an increased risk of death, is not assessed because pulse oximetry is often not available in LRS...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782305/pulse-oximeter-derived-blood-pressure-measurement-in-patients-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Yaron Hellman, Adnan S Malik, Kathleen A Lane, Changyu Shen, I-Wen Wang, Thomas C Wozniak, Zubair A Hashmi, Sarah D Munson, Jeanette Pickrell, Marco A Caccamo, Irmina Gradus-Pizlo, Azam Hadi
Currently, blood pressure (BP) measurement is obtained noninvasively in patients with continuous flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by placing a Doppler probe over the brachial or radial artery with inflation and deflation of a manual BP cuff. We hypothesized that replacing the Doppler probe with a finger-based pulse oximeter can yield BP measurements similar to the Doppler derived mean arterial pressure (MAP). We conducted a prospective study consisting of patients with contemporary continuous flow LVADs...
October 26, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775912/a-robust-motion-artifact-detection-algorithm-for-accurate-detection-of-heart-rates-from-photoplethysmographic-signals-using-time-frequency-spectral-features
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Duy Dao, S M A Salehizadeh, Yeon Noj, Jo Woon Chong, Chae Cho, Dave Mcmanus, Chad E Darling, Yitzhak Mendelson, Ki H Chon
Motion and noise artifacts (MNAs) impose limits on the usability of the photoplethysmogram (PPG), particularly in the context of ambulatory monitoring. MNAs can distort PPG, causing erroneous estimation of physiological parameters such as heart rate (HR) and arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2). In this study we present a novel approach, "TifMA," based on using the Time-frequency spectrum of PPG to first detect the MNA-corrupted data and next discard the non-usable part of the corrupted data. The term "non-usable" refers to segments of PPG data from which the HR signal cannot be recovered accurately...
October 21, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762107/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-pulse-oximetry-and-ankle-brachial-index-for-screening-asymptomatic-peripheral-vascular-diseases-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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M Satheesh Kumar, Ayush Lohiya, Viviktha Ramesh, Priyamadhaba Behera, Sarika Palepu, S A Rizwan
OBJECTIVES: To compare pulse oximetry and Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) with duplex ultrasonography as reference standard to determine the diagnostic accuracy for screening asymptomatic PVD in type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012 at tertiary hospital in Madurai among diabetic patients attending the medicine outpatient department (OPD). Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients, asymptomatic with regards to symptoms and signs of PVD, aged above 40 years were included...
August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747789/hyperoxia-extends-time-to-exhaustion-during-high-intensity-intermittent-exercise-a-randomized-crossover-study-in-male-cyclists
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Toshiyuki Ohya, Ryo Yamanaka, Hayato Ohnuma, Masahiro Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Some endurance athletes exhibit exercise-induced arterial hypoxemia during high-intensity exercise. Inhalation of hyperoxic gas during exercise has been shown to counteract this exercise-associated reduction in hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SaO2), but the effects of hyperoxic gas inhalation on performance and SaO2 during high-intensity intermittent exercise remain unclear. This study investigated the effects of hyperoxic gas inhalation on performance and SaO2 during high-intensity intermittent cycling exercise...
December 2016: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728865/utility-of-overnight-pulse-oximeter-as-a-screening-tool-for-sleep-apnea-to-assess-the-8-year-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-data-from-a-large-scale-bus-driver-cohort-study
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Wei-Te Wu, Su-Shan Tsai, Yu-Jen Lin, Ming-Hsiu Lin, Trong-Neng Wu, Tung-Sheng Shih, Saou-Hsing Liou
BACKGROUND: Professional drivers' work under conditions predisposes them for development of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the effect of SDB on CVD risk among professional drivers has never been investigated. A cohort study was used to evaluate the effectiveness of overnight pulse oximeter as a sleep apnea screening tool to assess the 8-year risk of CVD events. METHODS: The Taiwan Bus Driver Cohort Study (TBDCS) recruited 1014 professional drivers in Taiwan since 2005...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717357/perfusion-index-assessment-during-transition-period-of-newborns-an-observational-study
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Sezin Unal, Ebru Ergenekon, Selma Aktas, Serdar Beken, Nilgun Altuntas, Ebru Kazanci, Ferit Kulali, Ibrahim M Hirfanoglu, Esra Onal, Canan Turkyilmaz, Esin Koc, Yildiz Atalay
BACKGROUND: Perfusion index (PI) is becoming a part of clinical practice in neonatology to monitor peripheral perfusion noninvasively. Hemodynamic and respiratory changes occur in newborns during the transition period after birth in which peripheral perfusion may be affected. Tachypnea is a frequent symptom during this period. While some tachypneic newborns get well in less than 6 h and diagnosed as "delayed transition", others get admitted to intensive care unit which transient tachypnea of newborn (TTN) being the most common diagnosis among them...
October 7, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
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