21-23, will report that "studies from the Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Texas and University of Vermont and elsewhere have shown advantages of respiratory minute ventilation over other monitoring methods including respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and end-tidal CO2
Earlier in 2014, Masimo announced the availability the ISA CO2 MOC-9 module, which provides end-tidal CO2
concentration and respiration rate.
Breath-by-breath systems allow determination of end-tidal CO2
(PetCO2) as well as mixed-expired CO2 ([P.
SWX: ORIDN) Significant findings from numerous medical research projects demonstrating the clinical benefit of end-tidal CO2
(EtCO2) monitoring using Microstream(R) capnography technology, were recently presented at medical congresses in the United States and Europe.
The LifeCap handheld capnograph with Microstream technology continuously monitors end-tidal CO2
and respiratory rate, providing digital values along with crisp capnographic waveforms and trends.
As part of the implementation, Nuvon deployed 11 device drivers related to anesthesia machines, physiologic monitors, specialty neurologic monitors, end-tidal CO2
monitors, and others used in the management and care of patients ranging from coronary bypass grafting to endoscopic procedures and child birth.
This monitoring system is capable of measuring a variety of vital patient parameters such as heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure, end-tidal CO2
, ECG, and arterial oxygen saturation.
SWX: ORIDN) Investigators have published sixteen major medical research project findings that confirm the clinical benefit of end-tidal CO2
monitoring using Microstream(R) capnography technology.
Measured parameters include electrocardiogram (ECG), invasive and noninvasive blood pressure, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, body temperature, respiration rate, end-tidal CO2
and other specialized parameters.
For example, by measuring the end-tidal CO2
(ETCO2, the level of carbon dioxide released at the end of expiration) through a sealed mask, EMS or hospital staff are able to receive an "early warning" if a patient's condition changes.
For both groups of patients, the following parameters were collected: temperature, systemic hemodynamic parameters, arterial blood gases (Chiron Diagnostics[R], Rapidlab 864), end-tidal CO2
(Siemens[R] ventilator capnography monitoring system) and cutaneous CO2 measurements.
LIFEGARD II multiparameter monitors can also measure end-tidal CO2
, in addition to ICG and the five standard vital sign parameters.