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Title: Validity of pulse oximetry in detection of hypoxaemia in children: comparison of ear, thumb and toe probe placements
Authors: Bilan, N.
Behbahan, A.G.
Abdinia, B.
Mahallei, M.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: This study of paediatric intensive care patients aimed to determine where pulse oximetry probes should be placed to obtain the most accurate and reliable readings of peripheral oxygen saturation [SpO[2]]. Using arterial blood gas analysis [SaO[2]] as the gold standard and SpO[2] < 92% and SaO[2] < 90% as indicators of hypoxaemia, negative predictive values of SpO[2] were 96%, 98% and 98% at the ear, thumb and big toe respectively in 110 children, and 93% at all 3 sites in 90 neonates. The highest clinical agreement between SaO[2] and SpO[2] was for ear probes in children [kappa = 0.70] and the lowest was for big toe probes [kappa = 0.57 and 0.28 in children and neonates respectively]
Description: 218-222
Keywords: Anoxia
Predictive Value of Tests
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Oximetry
ISSN: 1020-3397
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