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University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Complete System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
Date:9/6/2007

n and low peripheral perfusion. These studies prove Masimo SET delivers improvements in outcomes, safety and efficiency.

In addition to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics' system-wide standardization to Masimo SET pulse oximetry, the conversion also allows UW Hospitals and Clinics' clinicians to utilize Masimo Rainbow SET technology. Masimo Rainbow SET is an upgradable noninvasive blood constituent monitoring platform that is capable of measuring additional blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures. Masimo Rainbow SET's first application is Pulse CO-Oximetry, the first and only technology platform capable of continuously and noninvasively measuring carboxyhemoglobin/carbon monoxide (SpCO), methemoglobin (SpMet), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI), in addition to oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), perfusion index (PI), and pulse rate.

By quickly and accurately determining levels of SpCO and SpMet -- two critical dyshemoglobins proven to increase morbidity and mortality in a broad range of clinical settings -- clinicians can accurately determine their patients' true oxygenation status. This allows for more precise and timely diagnosis and treatment.

Pleth Variability Index (PVI) is a noninvasive measurement that quantifies changes in the plethysmographic waveform derived from pulse oximetry, and may provide clinicians with a noninvasive way to monitor functional hemodynamics in their patients. Clinicians who have evaluated PVI believe this technology will prove to be a valuable clinical tool with significant advantages over currently available indicators of changes in functional hemodynamics that are invasive, operator dependent, often inaccurate, and expensive.

Joe E. Kiani, Chairman and CEO of Masimo, stated, "We are proud to partner with The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in their efforts to provide their patients with exceptional level of safety and care. This is clearly an organization that is focused
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