volume 18, issue 2, P101-104 1992
DOI: 10.1007/bf01705041
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Abstract: Continuous monitoring of mixed venous (SvO2) and central venous (ScO2) oxygen saturation was compared in 7 critically-ill patients (Apache II score: 19 +/- 2.1) to determine whether or not information derived from ScO2 were reliable in clinical practice. Patients were catheterized with both a pulmonary artery (PA) and a central venous (CV) catheter, each of them mounted with fiberoptic sensors (Opticath PA Catheter P7110 and Opticath CV Catheter U440, Abbott). A total of 580 comparative measurements were obtai…

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