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Pulse Oximetry clinical trials at UCSF

1 research study open to eligible people

Pulse oximetry is used to check blood oxygen levels. UCSF is researching its accuracy in hospitalized patients. The focus is on how skin color affects the readings.

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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

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