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Hypoxemia clinical trials at UCSF

1 research study open to eligible people

Hypoxemia is when the oxygen levels in the blood are too low. At UCSF, we are conducting a clinical trial to study the accuracy of pulse oximetry (a method of measuring oxygen levels) in hospitalized patients with different skin pigmentation. This study will observe and analyze errors made during pulse oximetry to improve our understanding of these measurements for all patients.

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  • Pulse Oximetry Errors in Hospitalized Patients Across Varying Skin Pigmentation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective observational study designed to quantify and understand errors in pulse oximetry in hospitalized patients in relation to their skin pigmentation. It is driven by three recent retrospective studies showing missed diagnosis of hypoxemia in patients across a spectrum of skin pigmentation, defined as blood SaO2 <90% when their pulse oximeter reads 92% or greater.

    San Francisco, California

Our lead scientists for Hypoxemia research studies include .

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