What are the advantages of pulse oximetry for the diagnosis of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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The advantages of pulse oximetry are that pulse oximetry is readily available, it is noninvasive, it provides continuous monitoring, and it is a good indicator of hypoxemia resulting from a ventilation/perfusion mismatch.


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