Accession Number : ADA186456

Title :   Operation Everest II: Comparison of Four Instruments for Measuring Blood Oxygen Saturation,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DENVER

Personal Author(s) : Forte, Vincent A , Jr ; Malconian, Mark K ; Rock, Paul B ; Young, Patricia M ; Trad, Laurie A

PDF Url : ADA186456

Report Date : 15 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The accuracy of four devices for measuring arterial and venous saturation (SO2) was evaluated during a study of hypobaric hypoxia conducted with eight male subjects exposed progressively to simulated altitudes from sea level to 29,000 ft. Saturation was measured with the Lex-O2-Con-K (galvanic cell; oxygen content (O2 Con)/modified Siggard-Anderson Equation; Lex), IL-282 Co-Oximeter (spectrophotometric; Co-Ox), and the Radiometer ABL-300 (PO2/Siggard-Anderson Equation; ABL-300). Non-invasive spectrophotometric measurements of SO2 were made with an HP 47201A Ear-Oximeter (Ear-Ox). Saturation was calculated from O2 Con. The Co-Ox, which correlates with the Van Slyke method over a wide physiological range was used as the reference method for measuring SO2. With the exception of the Ear-Ox, each instrument compared favorably with the Co-Ox over a broad range. In conclusion, the ABL-300 and the Lex are comparable in accuracy to the Co-Ox.

Descriptors :   *HYPOXIA, *OXYGEN, *BLOOD ANALYSIS, *BLOOD GASES, *MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, ACCURACY, ALTITUDE, ARTERIES, BLOOD, HYPOBARIC CONDITIONS, MEASUREMENT, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, SATURATION, SEA LEVEL, SIMULATION, SPECTROPHOTOMETRY, VEINS, ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, RADIOMETERS, SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, HEMOGLOBIN

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

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