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Medical equipment data
Health topic Maternal mortality
Health classification Diagnosis
Project data
Location United States
Status Commercialized
Made No
Replicated No
Instance of Hemoglobin measurement device
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Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

Women in developing countries are at great risk of post partum hemorrhaging. Due to this, they often have to have blood transfusions which are risky procedures that often lead to death, particularly in underdeveloped countries.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

SpHb is a measurement device that allows hemoglobin count to be monitored. In hospitals where spHb has been used, clinicians have had to perform transfusions 87% less than usual.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: Masimo

References[edit | edit source]

Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]

Taylor RW et al. Crit Care Med. 2006;34(9):2302-8.

Bernard AC et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009; 208:931-937.

Surgenor SD et al, for the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2009;108:1741-1746. A New Look at Blood Transfusion. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety. 2007;1:1-12.

Ehrenfeld JM et al. ASA. 2010. LB05.

Herwaldt LA. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003;24(1):44-50.Butwick AJ et al. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2011;20(3):240-5.

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Part of Global Health Medical Device Compendium
Type Medical equipment, Project
SDG Sustainable Development Goal SDG03 Good health and well-being, SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Published 2012
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
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