Low tissue oxygen saturation at emergency center triage is predictive of intensive care unit admission.

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PURPOSE Timely recognition of critical patients by emergency center triage is an ongoing challenge. Peripheral tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) measurement has been used to monitor shock patients' responses to resuscitation. Interest has developed in evaluating StO2 as a triage tool, but limited studies have addressed critically ill patients. MATERIAL AND… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.05.006

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