The effect of skin pigmentation on pulse oximeter accuracy
British Journal of Anaesthesia
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Kyriacou, P., Charlton, P., Al-Halawani, R., & Shelley, K. The effect of skin pigmentation on pulse oximeter accuracy. British Journal of Anaesthesia https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.82109
This editorial is driven by recent reports highlighting potential inaccuracies of pulse oximeters in patients with different skin pigmentations. The authors summarise the pertinent literature and provide an overview of the potential clinical implications. The editorial closes by providing insights into how pulse oximetry could be improved to mitigate against such potential shortcomings.
PHC acknowledges funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) through grant (FS/20/20/34626).
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This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.82109
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