for people ages up to 1 year (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion
Hung G Nguyen, MD



Validate pulse oximeter sensors in neonates by comparing sensor readings to blood samples during cardiac surgery.

Official Title

Validate Pulse Oximeter Sensors in Neonates by Comparing Sensor Readings to Blood Samples During Cardiac Surgery


Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have developed methods that permit them to test multiple pulse oximeter sensors on neonates simultaneously during cardiac surgery. During this type of surgery, the arterial oxygen saturation changes over a wide range, providing an ideal arena for the assessment of neonatal pulse oximeter sensors at many levels of oxygen saturation. Several arterial blood gas samples are typically obtained during these procedures. Saturation of each arterial blood sample is determined by direct oximetry in a hemoximeter and this measurement is compared to the reading displayed on the pulse oximeter.


Cardiac Surgery Pulse Oximeter


You can join if…

Open to people ages up to 1 year

  • Neonates scheduled to undergo cardiac surgery where routine blood draws would be taken
  • Consent signed by at least one legal guardian

You CAN'T join if...

  • Presence of any skin irritation or breakdown on the foot
  • Foot impediments which would preclude proper placement of the sensor
  • Clinical condition precluding the use of adhesive materials


  • UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94158 United States

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