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Mar 31, 2008

Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry Effective as a Universal Screening Tool to Identify Cases of Unsuspected CO Poisoning in ERs

March 19, 2008Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through-Motion & Low Perfusion Pulse Oximetry, reported that a new clinical study, recently published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, found the Masimo Rainbow SET Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter to be "a safe, easily applied tool at triage that can identify cases of unsuspected elevated levels of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning" that would otherwise have gone undetected.

Researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital, where the study was conducted, also concluded that universal SpCO® screening may prevent morbidity through early identification and treatment intervention, stating that: "we can point to several cases during our study period in which patient outcomes were different based upon availability of SpCO, recorded at triage."

The study titled "Noninvasive Pulse CO-Oximetry Screening in the Emergency Department Identifies Occult Carbon Monoxide Toxicity" was conducted over a nine-month period on more than 10,850 patients presenting to the Emergency Department at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, by a research team of emergency medicine physicians from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and the Emergency Department of Rhode Island Hospital, headed by Dr. Selim Suner... Masimo's Press Release -