An insidious cause of low oxygen saturation after stem cell transplantation

Anna K. Brady, Andrew M. Luks

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Abstract

Pulse oximetry is a simple and convenient method for estimating arterial oxygen saturation but may yield misleading information about Hb oxygen saturation in certain clinical circumstances, including dyshemoglobinemias. When the reported SpO2 is inappropriately low given the measured PaO2, cooximetry should be performed to evaluate for the possibility of methemoglobinemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2082-2086
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the American Thoracic Society
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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