Article

Observation of the pulse oximeter trace to estimate systolic blood pressure during spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section: the effect of body mass index

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2017.1349360
Author(s): T SamuelDepartment of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, South Africa, D van DykDepartment of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, South Africa, CJ LombardBiostatistics Unit, South Africa, RA DyerDepartment of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, South Africa

Abstract

Background: The estimation of systolic blood pressure by disappearance and reappearance of the pulse oximeter trace during cuff inflation and deflation was compared with non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement, across the range of body mass index (BMI), during spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section.

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