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2022-11-01T16:41:25+00:00November 1st, 2022|

FDA panel to examine evidence that pulse oximeters may not work as well on dark skin By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Published 7:52 AM EDT, Tue November 1, 2022 Pulse oximeters are used to check blood oxygen saturation levels and heart rate, but research suggests these devices may be less accurate in individuals with darker skin pigmentation. Grace Cary/Moment RF/Getty Images CNN —  As 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 [...]