Characteristics of transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension monitors in normal adults and critically ill patients

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Abstract

The performance of three electrodes used for transcutaneous carbon dioxide (tcPCO2) monitoring is compared in 15 healthy volunteers and 26 critically ill adults. All three electrodes showed good correlation between tcPCO2 and arterial blood PCO2 (PaCO2) with a correlation coefficient (r) greater than 0.86. There was little difference in the performance characteristics of the three monitors. They may be usefully employed to estimate PaCO2 values when used with a modified calibration recommended by the manufacturers.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-53
Number of pages5
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

Keywords

  • Adult, Aged, Carbon Dioxide, Critical Care, Electrodes, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Monitoring, Physiologic, Pulmonary Gas Exchange, Skin