- By Jason Pratt
New Device Monitors for Strokes in Real Time
A research team led by investigators at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL has found that a small device worn on a patient’s brow can be useful in monitoring stroke patients in the hospital. Researchers say the device might offer a reliable way to monitor hospitalized patients for recurrent strokes in real time. The device measures blood oxygen, similar to a pulse oximeter, which is clipped onto a finger.
Their study, published in the Feb. 1 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, suggests this tool, known as frontal near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), could offer hospital physicians a safe and cost-effective way to monitor patients who are being treated for a stroke, in real time.
The study was approved by the Mayo Clinic IRB and not sponsored or funded by any company. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Watch the edited package on YouTube. Feel free to embed on your website or blog.