Over 20 New Clinical Studies Presented on Masimo Noninvasive Patient Monitoring Technologies at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

Wed, 10/27/2010 - 5:34am

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) announced today that over 20 new clinical studies showcasing Masimo noninvasive patient monitoring technologies were presented last week at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.  The largest gathering of anesthesiologists in the world, the ASA Annual Meeting provides an important platform for previewing the latest in medical developments and clinical research to industry thought-leaders.

Noninvasive and Continuous Hemoglobin (SpHb®)This year, 10 new clinical studies examining the accuracy and clinical utility of SpHb monitoring in a variety of patient populations were conducted and presented by a variety of researchers from leading institutions around the world.  Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, in an NIH-funded randomized controlled trial, showed SpHb monitoring reduced the frequency of intraoperative transfusions by 86% (0.6% vs. 4.5%)(1) while Dr. Ronald Miller, from the University of California-San Francisco, confirmed its value in transfusion medicine, concluding that SpHb may "facilitate the decision as to whether blood should be administered"(2) and Dr. Lionel Lamhaut, after evaluating patients undergoing urologic surgery using SpHb monitoring in a study conducted at Necker University Hospital in Paris, France, suggested "daily use of this technology."(3)

Several studies highlighted the accuracy of SpHb monitoring, including Dr. Chunyuan Qui from Kaiser Permanente who, in the first multi-center study of SpHb in a large integrated healthcare delivery network, evaluated its accuracy "over a wide range of hemoglobin values" and concluded SpHb "has the significant potential to facilitate real time decisions and to avoid the complications, expense





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