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oximeter

[äk′sim· əd·ər]
(medicine)
A photoelectric photometer used to measure the oxygenated fraction of the hemoglobin in blood which is either circulating in a particular tissue of an intact animal or human being, or during, or shortly after, its withdrawal from the vascular system, by observation of the absorption of light transmitted through or reflected from the blood.
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The oximeter is equipped with a fast and developed memory system to record readings.
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of agreement between a portable pulse oximeter and Sa[O.
Under the guarantee, if Masimo SET is proven not to be superior to all Nellcor pulse oximeters, including the three that Covidien announced have received FDA 510(k) clearance with motion claims, Masimo will pay up to USD 1m to help a hospital acquire that pulse oximetry.
And for those who want to use their pulse oximeter to evaluate another physiologic dimension, MightySat is the only fingertip pulse oximeter available with the optional Pleth Variability Index (PVI(R)), a measure of the dynamic changes in the PI that occur during one or more complete respiratory cycles.
In the early 1990's I did some research for one of the pulse oximeter companies.
Qualitative review of anaesthesia incidents has suggested that the pulse oximeter is a life-saving device, with Runciman concluding that oximetry could have prevented up to one-third of the anaesthesia-related deaths that occurred in Australia prior to its widespread introduction (8).
Members donated pounds 1,500 to the charity for research into the disease and purchased three oximeters.
The non-invasive nature of the oximeter was a revolution for the times, as we were all dealing with Universal Precautions, and seeking ways to avoid contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials.
In developing the TruSat pulse oximeter, GE Healthcare engineers explored a new prototyping process for creating the oximeter's outside bumpers--plastic parts that protect the oximeter, hold it in place during use, and help provide easy plug-in access.
2]Hb obtained by "CO-oximetry" in patients with high fractions of COHb or MetHb led to numerous reports erroneously stating that the oxygen saturation was greatly overestimated by the pulse oximeter in these patients.
D18975_1 CARING GESTURE: At the handover of the pulse oximeter are (front, from left) unit manager Elizabeth Wall, Zoe Parsons with baby Thomas, 16 months, support worker Lisa Baker and (back, from left) porters Mick McMahon, John Marriott and Dave Bishop
We chose the Nellcor N-595 Pulse Oximeter because of its decreased sensitivity to motion artifact and better alarm parameters," said Lisa Hines, Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Care for Carson-Tahoe Hospital.