An evaluation of a transcutaneous and an end-tidal capnometer for noninvasive monitoring of spontaneously breathing patients.

@article{Stein2006AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of a transcutaneous and an end-tidal capnometer for noninvasive monitoring of spontaneously breathing patients.},
  author={Norman D. Stein and Holger Matz and Andreas Schneeweiss and Christian Eckmann and Angela Roth-Isigkeit and Michael H{\"u}ppe and Hartmut Gehring},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={1162-6}
}
BACKGROUND Since there is a growing use of analgesia and sedation in spontaneously breathing patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic interventions, recommendations by national societies of anesthesiologists call for the application of capnometry during all anesthetic procedures. METHODS We compared readings from a transcutaneous capnometer (Tosca) and an end-tidal capnometer (Microcap Plus) to P(aCO2) measurements made via arterial-blood-gas analysis. We studied 30 spontaneously… CONTINUE READING
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