Korean J Crit Care Med.  2000 Jun;15(1):31-34.

The Comparison of Buccal SpO2 and Finger SpO2 Accuracy in Patients with Moderate Defect in Pulmonary Function Test

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
The reliability of pulse oxymetry probes when applied to the finger or toes may be compromised in certain patients. Other sites less subject to mechanical interference or a pathophysiologic decrease in pulse amplitude have been sought. In the patients with moderate defect (N=20) in pulmonary function test, we examined the accuracy of buccal and digital SpO2 (oxygen saturation of pulse oxymetry) monitoring.
METHODS
SpO2 probe was placed firmly in the corner of the patient's mouth. Buccal and finger SpO2 and radial SaO2 (arterial oxygen saturation) were measured before the induction of anesthesia. The agreement between SaO2 and each SpO2 were calculated with the method outlined by Bland and Altman.
RESULTS
Buccal SpO2 was higher than finger SpO2, but finger SpO2 agreed more closely with SaO2 (buccal; 97.9+/-1.89, finger; 94.5+/-2.48, radial; 93.73+/-2.73%).
CONCLUSIONS
We conclude that buccal SpO2 monitoring may offer alternative when other sites aren't available. But, we suggest that buccal SpO2 should be further evaluated for the accuracy.

Keyword

Monitoring; pulse oxymetry

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia
Fingers*
Humans
Mouth
Oxygen
Respiratory Function Tests*
Toes
Oxygen
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