Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4655-4674; doi:10.3390/s100504655
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State-of-the-Art Sensor Technology in Spain: Invasive and Non-Invasive Techniques for Monitoring Respiratory Variables

1 Pneumology Service, Hospital de Sabadell, Corporació Parc Taulí, 08208 Sabadell, Spain 2 Department of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), 083208 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain 3 Critical Care Center; Hospital de Sabadell, Corporació Parc Taulí, 08208 Sabadell, Spain 4 Institut Universitari Fundació Parc Taulí, Corporació Parc Taulí Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). 08208 Sabadell, Spain 5 Intensive Care Unit, Clínica Bazterrica and Clínica Santa Isabel. Buenos Aires, Argentina 6 CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERes, Spain
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Received: 4 March 2010; in revised form: 29 March 2010 / Accepted: 15 April 2010 / Published: 5 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain)
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Abstract: The interest in measuring physiological parameters (especially arterial blood gases) has grown progressively in parallel to the development of new technologies. Physiological parameters were first measured invasively and at discrete time points; however, it was clearly desirable to measure them continuously and non-invasively. The development of intensive care units promoted the use of ventilators via oral intubation ventilators via oral intubation and mechanical respiratory variables were progressively studied. Later, the knowledge gained in the hospital was applied to out-of-hospital management. In the present paper we review the invasive and non-invasive techniques for monitoring respiratory variables.
Keywords: physiological parameters; transcutaneous arterial oxygen saturation; transcutaneous partial pressure of carbon dioxide; capnometry; mechanical respiratory parameters; mechanical ventilation; home care; telemonitoring

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Domingo, C.; Blanch, L.; Murias, G.; Luján, M. State-of-the-Art Sensor Technology in Spain: Invasive and Non-Invasive Techniques for Monitoring Respiratory Variables. Sensors 2010, 10, 4655-4674.

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Domingo C, Blanch L, Murias G, Luján M. State-of-the-Art Sensor Technology in Spain: Invasive and Non-Invasive Techniques for Monitoring Respiratory Variables. Sensors. 2010; 10(5):4655-4674.

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Domingo, Christian; Blanch, Lluis; Murias, Gaston; Luján, Manel. 2010. "State-of-the-Art Sensor Technology in Spain: Invasive and Non-Invasive Techniques for Monitoring Respiratory Variables." Sensors 10, no. 5: 4655-4674.

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