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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 17-21

Evaluation Of Pulse - Oxymetry In Monitoring The Oxygen Saturation Level In Patients Of Acute Bronchial Asthma

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K. B Gupta

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Pulse Oxymetry as a monitoring tool to assess the severity and improvement during hospitalization and treatment respectively was evaluated on 20 hospitalized patients suffering from acute severe bronchial asthma. The mean value of SaO2 on admission was 87.36% (±3.1071) which improved significantly with treatment along with the clinical improvement and improvement in the PEFR Mean SaO2 on discharge was 98.2% (±0.834) as measured by pulse oxymetry well correlating with stable correlation of patient suggesting pulse oxymetry as a good monitoring tool for assessment of severity and monitoring of cases during therapy of acute bronchial asthma.

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