Published on October 20, 2009 at 2:08 AM
OrSense Ltd., developer of monitors for non-invasive measurements of various blood parameters, presented today at the American Association of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting, in New Orleans. The results from a multi-center study indicate that NBM-200MP, a continuous, non-invasive monitoring system, measures levels of oxygen saturation and hemoglobin accurately and reliably in comparison to accepted methods.
Hemoglobin (Hb) level, a parameter which indicates hemorrhage or anemia, is a key measurement in hospitals and outpatient wards. However, current hemoglobin measurements are invasive, time consuming, labor intensive and costly. In addition, Pulse Oximetry has become a standard of care in the operating and recovery rooms, intensive care units and emergency services, yet is known to provide erroneous oxygen saturation readings in states of low perfusion, low cardiac output and/or low blood flow. The NBM-200MP system offers accurate non-invasive, continuous measurements of both Hb and oxygen saturation in states of hypovolemia, hypothermia and vasoconstriction or during open heart surgery, as well as during regular perfusion.