Evaluation of a transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitor ("TOSCA") in adult patients in routine respiratory practice.

@article{Parker2007EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitor ("TOSCA") in adult patients in routine respiratory practice.},
  author={Sean M. Parker and G. John Gibson},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={261-4}
}
BACKGROUND Non-invasive measurement of oxygenation is routine in adult clinical practice but transcutaneous monitoring of PCO(2) (PtcCO(2)) is used much less due to technical difficulties with earlier transcutaneous electrodes. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the reliability of estimating arterial PCO(2) (PaCO(2)) using a recently introduced combined SaO(2)/PtcCO(2) monitor ("TOSCA", Linde Medical Systems) in adult patients in routine clinical respiratory practice. METHODS PtcCO(2) was… CONTINUE READING