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Title: Repeated sensor use for regional cerebral oxygenation measurements by near-infrared spectroscopy: a technical report.
Austin Authors: Ancona, Paolo;Eyeington, Christopher T;Cutuli, Salvatore L ;Glassford, Neil J;Eastwood, Glenn M ;Bellomo, Rinaldo 
Affiliation: Department of Intensive Care, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publication information: Critical Care and Resuscitation 2018; 20(2): 164-167
Abstract: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been used in clinical practice to assess regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (StcO2). There is no evidence whether repeated use of the same sensor affects StcO2 measurements. We aimed to assess whether there was a significant systematic decrease or increase in StcO2 when NIRS sensors were reused. Participants were divided into three groups (A, B and C). StcO2 was recorded over 5 minutes daily for 5 days in Groups A and B ("new-sensor" [NS] period; sensor age, 1-5 days) and in Groups A and C, with the sensor previously used for A ("extended-use" [EU] period; sensor age, 6-10 days). Single-centre, university hospital, intensive care unit. Healthy volunteers. StcO2 change within and between study periods. In 13 participants (9 male; median age, 30 years), the range of median StcO2 values per day was 65-72%. In the NS period, there were no changes in right-sided StcO2, and left-sided StcO2 showed no systematic or progressive patterns of increase or decrease when comparing Day 1 with subsequent days. There were no differences when comparing Day 1 with subsequent days (up to Day 10) in the EU period or between the NS and EU periods for left or right StcO2. Repeated use of NIRS sensors measured StcO2 in different individuals for up to 10 days. There were no significant, systematic, persistent or progressive changes in StcO2 with extended use over time. Our findings suggest that StcO2 does not change with sensor reuse for up to 10 days.
ORCID: 0000-0002-1650-8939
PubMed URL: 29852855
ISSN: 1441-2772
Type: Journal Article
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