A functional test for the detection of infusion lines extravasation

Arnaldo Mayer, Adi Zholkover, Ilan Keidan

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Abstract

Extravasation during intravenous (IV) infusion is a common secondary effect with potentially serious clinical consequences. The correct positioning of the needle in the vein may be difficult to confirm when no blood return is observed. In this paper, a novel method is proposed for the detection of extravasation during infusion therapy. A small volume of a sodium bicarbonate solution is administrated IV and, following its consecutive dissociation, an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) is rapidly exhaled by the lungs. The analysis of the exhaled CO2 signal by a pattern recognition algorithm enables the robust detection of the CO2 excess release, thereby confirming the absence of extravasation. Initial results are presented for the application of the method on a group of 89 oncology patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4180-4183
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424479290
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201430 Aug 2014

Publication series

Name2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014

Conference

Conference2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period26/08/1430/08/14

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