Pulse Oximetry clinical trials at UC Cancer
2 research studies open to eligible people
Mobile Biosensor for Measuring Vital Signs in Healthcare and Home Settings
open to eligible people ages 13 years and up
This study will record vital signs (heart rate and blood oxygen levels) using a new cell phone integrated biosensor and compare it to routine measurements carried out in the clinics and hospital at UCSD. Cell phones will be given to a selected group of subjects for use at home and data collected.
Pulse Oximetry Errors in Hospitalized Patients Across Varying Skin Pigmentation
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This is a prospective observational study designed to quantify and understand errors in pulse oximetry in hospitalized patients in relation to their skin pigmentation. It is driven by three recent retrospective studies showing missed diagnosis of hypoxemia in patients across a spectrum of skin pigmentation, defined as blood SaO2 <90% when their pulse oximeter reads 92% or greater.
Our lead scientists for Pulse Oximetry research studies include Sara H Browne, MD MPH Philip Bickler, MD, PhD.