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Transcutaneous PO2 poorly estimates arterial PO2 in adults during anesthesia

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We compared values of PaO2 and transcutaneous PO2 in 21 adult patients during anesthesia. In 282 simultaneous determinations during anesthetic periods of 3–10 h, transcutaneous PO2 was a poor predictor of absolute PaO2 and changes in PaO2. Trancutaneous PO2 monitoring in adults during anesthesia is of unproven value.

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Pace, N.L., Stanley, T.H., Andriano, K.P. et al. Transcutaneous PO2 poorly estimates arterial PO2 in adults during anesthesia. J Clin Monit Comput 1, 227–232 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01720187

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