A randomized, prospective trial of transcutaneous oxygen
2]) monitoring and transcutaneous oxygen
Certain characteristics of wounds (ischemic appearance, a history of a lack of healing, physical examination yielding no pulses, or a transcutaneous oxygen
evaluation suggesting tissue hypoxia), identify a wound as hypoxic, or related to arterial disease.
Endpoints include elimination of major amputation risk, ankle brachial index, toe pressure, transcutaneous oxygen
pressure, and quality of life.
Patient improvement was assessed by analyzing the hemodynamic measurements as defined in the efficacy parameters in the study protocol: the ankle-brachial index (ABI), toe-brachial index (TBI) and transcutaneous oxygen
The most significant predictor is measurement of transcutaneous oxygen
pressure by means of an electrode placed over the reference point for the incision for amputation.
In the most recent issue of the UHMS journal (Jan/Feb 2009;36(1 ):43), there is a document worth reading on the topic of transcutaneous oxygen
testing (TCOM) titled "Transcutaneous Oximetry in Clinical Practice: Consensus statements from an expert panel based on evidence.
Oxygenation during chest physiotherapy of inspired oxygen levels, number of hand ventilations, and transcutaneous oxygen
of very-low-birth-weight infants: relations among fraction pressure.
measurements were greater than 30 mm Hg in patients before reconstruction.
measurements are an objective and quantitative method to quickly assess tissue oxygenation or perfusion, and the ability to monitor multiple sites allows the clinician to more accurately assess patient status.
The parameters measured for this study included transcutaneous oxygen
saturation, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and behavioral response including facial expression, cry, breathing pattern, arms, legs, and state of arousal.