In a December 21, 2017 medical report, neurologist at the UK's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Michael Hanna said Loizou had been evaluated on many occasions and was found to experience significant neurological fatigue, intermittent oxygen desaturations
(reduction in blood oxygen levels) and intermittent respiratory difficulties.
The oxistimulator, developed by clinical practitioners at the Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic, is a new, non-invasive technology that aims to prevent post-operative desaturations
complications by providing timely, peripheral tactile stimulation whenever clinically defined desaturations
Falls in oxygen saturation to > 4% in the interval 90-100% of saturation were also considered as desaturations
Repeated oxygen desaturations
, single snoring, brady- and tachyarrhythmias, and arousals were associated with apneic episodes.
O3 regional oximetry provides access to valuable data about cerebral oxygen saturation, and studies have shown that the risks of cerebral desaturations
include neurological injury2,3, increased length of hospital stays3, increased time on mechanical ventilation4, and other adverse outcomes5," said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo.
index: Number of oxygen desaturations
within the artifact-free evaluation time of the pulsoximetry signal.
The researchers found a significant increase in apneic events, oxygen desaturations
and the number of arousals during sleep.
Are COPD patients with nocturnal REM sleep-related desaturations
more prone to developing chronic respiratory failure requiring long-term oxygen therapy?
We take issue with the description of the oxygen desaturations
reported in our studies as "clinically insignificant".
A randomized study of elderly patients undergoing abdominal surgery in Italy found a reduction in post-operative delirium, as well as a reduction in length of stay when patients' desaturations
were treated using cerebral oximetry (2).
1c] values: the number of obstructive events in REM sleep and the number of oxygen desaturations
of 3% or greater during REM sleep.
Masimo Desat Index 3D Alarm enables advanced notification of these conditions, based on clinician-specified severity and number of desaturations
occurring in a specified period of time.