Pulse oximetry in severe anaemia.

Bidragets oversatte titel: Pulse oximetry in severe anaemia.

T Ramsing, J Rosenberg

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Measurement of arterial oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry was performed in two patients with acute and chronic anaemia (haemoglobin concentrations: 2.9 mmol/l (4.7 g/dl) and 1.9 mmol/l (3.0 g/dl), respectively) using a Radiometer OXI and a Nellcor N-200 pulse oximeter. The two oximeters read alternating different values in the two patients. In conclusion, pulse oximeters are able to give a value for oxygen saturation even at extreme anaemia, and when a high value is given, it possibly reflects arterial oxygen saturation. The value of pulse oximetry in severe anaemia is discussed.
Bidragets oversatte titelPulse oximetry in severe anaemia.
TidsskriftIntensive Care Medicine
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)125-126
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 1992