Continuous polarographic monitoring of intra-arterial oxygen in the perioperative period.

@article{Bratanow1985ContinuousPM,
  title={Continuous polarographic monitoring of intra-arterial oxygen in the perioperative period.},
  author={N Bratanow and Kenneth Polk and R. R. Bland and H. B. Kram and Tae Seung Lee and William C. Shoemaker},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={859-60}
}
Intra-arterial PO2 (PiO2) was polarographically monitored in ten critically ill patients during induction of anesthesia, the intraoperative period, extubation, and the immediate postoperative period; 147 PiO2 values were then paired with simultaneous measurements of PaO2. Mean PiO2 closely followed mean PaO2 over a wide range of values (r = .97), and the continuous, online real-time PiO2 readings provided a useful early warning system for hypoxemia during crisis periods. Technical problems… CONTINUE READING