Pulse oximeter perfusion index as an early indicator of sympathectomy after epidural anesthesia

@article{Ginosar2009PulseOP,
  title={Pulse oximeter perfusion index as an early indicator of sympathectomy after epidural anesthesia},
  author={Y. Ginosar and C. Weiniger and Y. Meroz and V. Kurz and T. Bdolah-Abram and A. Babchenko and M. Nitzan and E. Davidson},
  journal={Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={53}
}
Background: The pulse oximeter perfusion index (PI) has been used to indicate sympathectomy‐induced vasodilatation. We hypothesized that pulse oximeter PI provides an earlier and clearer indication of sympathectomy following epidural anesthesia than skin temperature and arterial pressure. 
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