Nail polish does not significantly affect pulse oximetry measurements in mildly hypoxic subjects.

@article{Yamamoto2008NailPD,
  title={Nail polish does not significantly affect pulse oximetry measurements in mildly hypoxic subjects.},
  author={Loren G. Yamamoto and Julienne A Yamamoto and Joelle B Yamamoto and Brennan E Yamamoto and Patricia P Yamamoto},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 11},
  pages={1470-4}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of nail polish on pulse oximetry measurements in non-hypoxic subjects has been studied extensively. Some studies found that nail polish decreased pulse-oximetry (S(pO(2))) values, whereas others found no effects from nail polish. OBJECTIVE To determine if nail polish affects S(pO(2)) measurements in mildly hypoxic subjects. METHODS At high altitude, 5 investigators, whose mean oxygen saturation was 91.3% (mild hypoxia), and with 2 brands of pulse oximeter and oximetry… CONTINUE READING
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