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FDA advisers meet on racial disparities in pulse oximeters

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FDA advisory committee will take up the issue of whether pulse oximeters need to be regulated differently. Research shows the devices are less accurate in people with darker skin. For decades, this knowledge remained largely out of sight and was not acted on by manufacturers. Five U.S. senators and a number of physicians think is overdue.
Published 3 months ago · New York, United States

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U.S. FDA panel to examine evidence that pulse oximeters may not work as well on dark skin

A panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Medical Devices Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday to review clinical data about the accuracy of pulse oximetry in patients with darker skin and to discuss recommendations on using these devices on people with dark skin tones.

3 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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FDA advisers meet on racial disparities in pulse oximeters

The clip-on devices that use light to measure oxygen levels in the blood are getting a closer look from U.S. regulators after recent studies suggest they don’t work as well

3 months ago·United States
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FDA advisers meet on racial disparities in pulse oximeters

The clip-on devices that use light to measure oxygen levels in the blood are getting a closer look from U.S. regulators after recent studies suggest they don’t work as well for patients of color

3 months ago·United States
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FDA panel to examine evidence that pulse oximeters may not work as well on dark skin

A panel of the US Food and Drug Administration's Medical Devices Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday to review clinical data about the accuracy of pulse oximetry in patients with darker skin and to discuss recommendations on using these devices on people with dark skin tones and whether they should have labels noting that inaccurate readings may be associated with skin color.

3 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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FDA advisers meet on racial disparities in pulse oximeters

The clip-on devices that use light to measure oxygen levels in the blood are getting a closer look from U.S. regulators after recent studies suggest they don’t work as well for patients of color

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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FDA panel to examine evidence that pulse oximeters may not work as well on dark skin

By Jacqueline Howard, CNNAs an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Owais Durrani sees this issue regularly first-hand: When he clamps a pulse oximeter onto a patient’s fingertip to measure their blood oxygen levels, the small device can yield less accurate readings in people with darker skin tones, reporting levels higher than what they actually are.The possibility of an inaccurate oxygen reading for Black and brown patients worries Durrani in the…

3 months ago·Panama City, United States
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