Real-time monitoring of peripheral tissues in patients with ECMO by near infrared spectroscopy
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been proposed as a noninvasive modality for monitoring the blood oxygen concentration changes in the microcirculation of the patient’s surrounding tissues. It can monitor the hemodynamic changes in the microcirculation of the patients under the adjuvant treatment of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The results show that oxygenated hemoglobin levels change substantially with adjustments in ECMO flow, and they are more sensitive than hypoxic hemoglobin levels and the tissue saturation index (TSI) are, which can provide clinicians with more treatment information and improve the effectiveness of treatment.
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)