More reliable oximetry reduces the frequency of arterial blood gas analyses and hastens oxygen weaning after cardiac surgery: a prospective, randomized trial of the clinical impact of a new technology.

@article{Durbin2002MoreRO,
  title={More reliable oximetry reduces the frequency of arterial blood gas analyses and hastens oxygen weaning after cardiac surgery: a prospective, randomized trial of the clinical impact of a new technology.},
  author={Charles G Durbin and Stephanie K Rostow},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1735-40}
}
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of the impact on clinical care of improved, innovative oximetry technology. DESIGN Randomized, prospective trial. SETTING Postcardiac surgery intensive care unit in a major teaching hospital. PATIENTS A total of 86 patients after undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. INTERVENTIONS All patients were monitored with two oximeters, one employing conventional oximetry (conventional pulse oximeter, CPO) and one using an improved innovative technology (innovative… CONTINUE READING

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