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The purpose of this study is to determine if the forehand location for sensor placement has less episodes of signal dropout than the finger sensor location. In addition, this study will evaluate two finger sensors, which utilize different technology to compare signal quality.
A comparison study design will be used to evaluate the signal quality of pulse oximetry sensors placed in two locations: forehand and finger. Each subject will serve as their own control, with measurements of signal quality evaluated at 2 second intervals over a period of one hour. The measurements will be recorded simultaneously with a computer program and laptop computer. Finger and forehand sensors will be applied according to manufacturer's guidelines. An output connection will be made from each pulse oximeter computer unit to a password protected, laptop computer for data downloading. Data will be collected for a 1 hour period at 2 second increments and stored in the hard drive of the laptop. Following completion of data collection, the study sensors will be removed.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Congestive Heart Failure
Saint Luke's Hospital
Saint Luke's Health System
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:32-0400
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A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
A semisynthetic digitalis glycoside with the general properties of DIGOXIN but more rapid onset of action. Its cardiotonic action is prolonged by its demethylation to DIGOXIN in the liver. It has been used in the treatment of congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
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