Monitoring oxygen delivery to organs is vital for treatment of trauma and critical care patients
When treating trauma and critical care patients after severe hemorrhagic shock, hours and days count. Thats why University of Pittsburgh researchers, working with an Israeli physiology professor, saw the need to develop a "smart" urinary catheter - which is typically used for bladder drainage – that they modified in order to provide clinicians with immediate information about the amount of oxygen organs are receiving. Results of animal studies and preliminary results of the catheters use in two patients indicate the device is also less invasive than current techniques.
Julio Clavijo, M.D., visiting research associate professor in the division of surgery and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, presented these findings today at the American Association for the Surgery of Traumas 2002 Annual Meeting at the Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Fla.
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