Study looking at portable handheld device connected to a sensor that monitors blood oxygen levels when given IV fluid

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"Experimental device to non-invasively monitor oxygen in blood"
18 to 100 years old
Healthy Volunteers:
general anesthesia, surgery
Device study
This study allows researchers to record the information from an additional non-invasive monitor that measures the amount of oxygen in your blood and how much that signal changes as you breathe in and out. The non-invasive measurements made do not change your anesthetic care in any fashion. This study is completely observational.
This study requires

Two additional non-invasive monitors on your fingers: one to monitor the amount of oxygen in your blood and record how much these measurements change as you breathe in and out, and the second to measure your blood pressure continuously.

Placement of one of two commonly used breathing tubes as is necessary with general anesthesia

Measure your heart function before and after your receive IV fluids at the beginning of your operation.

Who can participate

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Scheduled for elective surgery requiring general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation

  • Arterial line and Swan-Ganz catheter placed as part of the scheduled surgical procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with surgeries at or around site of sensor placement

  • Skin abnormalities affecting the sensor placement area

  • Patients with cardiac arrhythmias

  • Patients with intracardiac shunts

Study duration and period
30 minutes at the start of your operation
Recruitment period
From Sept. 21, 2016
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
4150 V Street
Suite 1200 PSSB
Sacramento, CA 95817
Neal Fleming, MD
Research Topic
  • Surgery

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