IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that findings from a new study published in the American Journal of Surgery demonstrate that noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) monitoring correlates strongly with invasive laboratory hemoglobin testing and "can be beneficial in the operating room and critical care setting and may potentially decrease the invasiveness of both elective surgery and critical illness."(1) This is the first study to examine the accuracy and reliability of Masimo SpHb for measuring hemoglobin and hemorrhage in both the operating room and intensive care unit (ICU).
Total hemoglobin measurement is one of the most frequently ordered laboratory tests. However, hemoglobin levels must be obtained through blood draws that are invasive, time-consuming, and can only provide data at one point in time. Since the introduction of pulse oximetry, monitoring of blood oxygenation in the operating room has become a standard of care. Today with the Masimo rainbow SET® platform, clinicians now have access to noninvasive and continuous pulse oximetry along with SpHb and other blood constituent parameters— all in one device and from one sensor.
In the study, conducted at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, researchers compared noninvasive SpHb and invasive laboratory measurements in a series of patients undergoing major surgical procedures in the operating room or with severe illnesses in the ICU. Using the Radical-7® Pulse CO-Oximeter, measurements were obtained on 25 elective surgical patients in the operating room and 45 critically ill patients in the ICU and compared to hemoglobin measurements obtained invasively every hour from the radial artery catheter. A total of 27 point-of-care invasive
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