CARDIAC OUTPUT\BLOOD GAS ANESTHESIA MONITOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
16677
Agency Tracking Number:
16677
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
401 12th Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT, 84103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Clark, Justin S
Principal Investigator
(801) 521-1698
Business Contact:
1 R43 HL44279-01A1
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Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DURING MOST SURGICAL PROCEDURES THE PATIENT IS PARALYZED AND MUST DEPEND COMPLETELY ON THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST TO MAINTAIN SUCH VITAL PHYSIOLOGIC FUNCTIONS AS BREATHING AND HEART RATE. IT IS THEREFORE NOT SURPRISING THAT WITH RELATIVELY FEW EFFECTIVE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORS AVAILABLE TO THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST, THE FREQUENCY OF MISHAPS IS HIGH. OF THE APPROXIMATELY 20 MILLION SURGICAL PROCEDURES PREFORMED ANNUALLY IN THIS COUNTRY, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 6,000 PEOPLE DIE OR BECOME SERIOUSLY DISABLED AS A RESULT OF THE ANESTHETIC PROCEDURE. ANESTHESIA MONITORING CAN BE DIVIDED INTO 1) MONITORS WHICH PRIMARILY CHECK THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ANESTHESIA DELIVERY SYSTEM AND 2) MONITORS WHICH ARE AIMED AT MEASURING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ANESTHETICS THE CARDIOPULMONARY STATUS OF THE PATIENT. THE GOAL OF THIS WORK IS TO EXTEND THE CAPABILITIES OF MONITORING SYSTEMS (PRESENTLY DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE CHECKING) FOR MONITORING OF CARDIOPULMONARY VARIABLES. THE SYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING OF CARDIOPULMONARY VARIABLES. THE SYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING CARDIAC OUTPUT, ALVEOLAR VENTILATION, AND BLOOD GASES. A KEY TO ECONOMICAL AND HIGH QUALITY MEASUREMENTS OF THESE CARDIOPULMONARY PARAMETERS IS THE UTILIZATION OF A QUALITY ANALYZER ALREADY COMPETITIVELY PRICED FOR SERVICE AS AN ANESTHETIC GAS MONITOR. SINCE THE ANALYZER REPRESENTS THE MAJOR COST OF A TOTAL ANESTHESIA/PHYSIOLOGIC MONITORING SYSTEM, THE PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING ADDITION REPRESENTS A VERY SUBSTANTIAL MONITORING BENEFIT AT A DISPROPORTIONATELY MODEST COST.

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