The Percentual Initial Slope Index of tcPo2 as a Measure of the Peripheral Circulation and its Measurements by Different tcPo2 Electrodes
Transcutaneous Po2 measurements (tcPo2) do not only reflect the arterial oxygenation of blood, but they may also demonstrate changes of peripheral circulation1,2. Two methods are available to measure the influence of peripheral blood flow on tcPo2: The arterial tcPo2 index (tcPo2/Pao2)2,3 and the percentual initial slope index4.
KeywordsRadial Artery Peripheral Blood Flow Slope Index Peripheral Flow Doppler Pressure
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