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

@article{Bazerbashi2014LowTO,
  title={Low tissue oxygen saturation at emergency center triage is predictive of intensive care unit admission.},
  author={Hadil Bazerbashi and Kelly Willis Merriman and Katy M Toale and Patrick S Chaftari and Maria Teresa Cruz Carreras and Jerry Henderson and Sai-Ching Jim Yeung and Terry Wynne Rice},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={775-9}
}
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 METHODS This is a single-center, retrospective study of 158 emergent cancer patients with hypotension and/or modified systemic inflammatory… CONTINUE READING

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