IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through-Motion-and-Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced that all customers purchasing the Masimo Radical-7, the company's flagship product, will now receive Desat Index 3D Alarm as a standard feature.
Conventional pulse oximeters typically alarm based on large and isolated drops in oxygen saturation values, known as a "desaturation". However, published research has shown that a cycle of moderate desaturations has been shown to precede respiratory failure in hospitalized patients(1,2). Masimo Desat Index 3D Alarm enables advanced notification of these conditions, based on clinician-specified severity and number of desaturations occurring in a specified period of time.
Michael O'Reilly, MD, Masimo Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, stated; "When combined with the proven ability of Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET) to dramatically reduce false desaturation alarms and improve the detection of true desaturations, Masimo Desat Index 3D Alarm advances patient care by allowing earlier intervention to prevent adverse respiratory events."
Joe Kiani, Chairman and CEO of Masimo, stated; "Masimo has been selling Desat Index 3D Alarm as an option for almost three years. In light of our soon-to-be released breakthrough innovation, noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin monitoring technology, we are pleased to now offer Desat Index 3D Alarm as a standard feature."
(1) Continuous Pulse Oximeter Monitoring for Inapparent Hypoxemia after Long Bone Fractures. Wong MW, Tsui HF, Yung SH, Chan KM, Cheng JC. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 56(2):356-362, February 2004.
(2) Occurance and Mechanisms of Sudden Oxygen Desaturation in Infants Who Sleep Face Down. Patel AL, Paluszynska D, Harris KA, Thach BT.Pediatrics. 2003 Apr;111(4 Pt 1):e328-32.
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