New Study Investigates the Economic Impact and Utility of Continuous Noninvasive Hemoglobin Measurement with Masimo SpHb® in Reducing Unnecessary Blood Transfusions
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a recently published study in which researchers evaluated the utility of Masimo noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) in reducing the number of unnecessary blood transfusions, thus reducing costs and improving quality of care.1
In the study, Dr. Ribed-Sánchez and colleagues at HM Hospitales, ETSII-Universidad Nacional de Educaíon a Distancia (UNED), and CEU San Pablo University in Spain compared the transfusion outcomes of two groups of patients undergoing hip trauma surgery: those whose hemoglobin levels were measured using traditional invasive blood draws and those whose levels were monitored continuously using Masimo SpHb. The researchers’ goal was to determine whether there was a difference in the percentage of patients transfused and the number of units transfused per patient between the two groups. 115 control group patients had hemoglobin levels intermittently checked through invasive blood draws and laboratory analysis. 122 experimental group patients had hemoglobin levels monitored continuously with Masimo Radical-7® Pulse CO-Oximeters® with SpHb.
The researchers found a decrease in the percentage of patients receiving a transfusion from 48.7% in the control group to 45.1% in the experimental (SpHb) group, a 7.4% reduction. The number of units transfused per patient dropped from 1.322 to 1.156, a 12.56% decrease. Based on the average cost of a unit of blood in Spain and taking sensor cost into account, they calculated that on an annual and national level, the reduction could lead to an estimated savings of 1.756 million euros and 13,500 fewer units of blood transfused.
The researchers concluded, “Constant monitoring of the value of hemoglobin during surgeries with significant blood loss significantly reduces blood transfusions. Based on the reduction of transfusions by using this measurement technology, health facilities can significantly reduce their costs while improving quality of care.”
Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, commented, “This is the fifth SpHb study showing a reduction in blood transfusion,1-5 which is not only expensive, but associated with mortality. In fact, all six of the clinical outcome studies on SpHb that we are aware of to date have been positive.6 In addition to blood transfusion reduction, three of the studies showed faster time to transfusion for patients who needed it.”3,5,7
SpHb is not intended to replace laboratory blood testing. Clinical decisions regarding red blood cell transfusions should be based on the clinician’s judgment considering among other factors: patient condition, continuous SpHb monitoring, and laboratory diagnostic tests using blood samples.
@MasimoInnovates | #Masimo
- Ribed-Sánchez B, González-Gaya C, Varea-Díaz S, Corbacho-Fabregat C, Pérez-Otoyza J, and Belda-Iniesta C. Economic Analysis of the Reduction of Blood Transfusions during Surgical Procedures While Continuous Hemoglobin Monitoring is Used. Sensors. 2018, 18, 1367; doi:10.3390/s18051367.
- Ehrenfeld JM et al. Continuous Non-invasive Hemoglobin Monitoring during Orthopedia Surgery: A Randomized Trial. J Blood Disorders Transf. 2014. 5:9. 2.
- Awada WN et al. Continuous and noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring reduces red blood cell transfusion during neurosurgery: a prospective cohort study. J Clin Monit Comput. 2015 Feb 4.
- Imaizumi et al. Continuous and noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring may reduce excessive intraoperative RBC transfusion. Proceedings from the 16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Hong Kong. Abstract #PR607.
- Kamal A et al. The Value of Continuous Noninvasive Hemoglobin Monitoring in Intraoperative Blood Transfusion Practice during Abdominal Cancer Surgery. Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 6, 13-19. DOI: 10.4236/ojanes.2016.63003
- Published clinical studies and abstracts on Masimo SpHb can be found at http://www.masimo.com/evidence/pulse-co-oximetry/sphb/.
- Nathan N et al. Impact of Continuous Perioperative SpHb Monitoring. Proceedings from the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting, Chicago. Abstract #A1103.
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. Masimo SET® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates,1 improve CCHD screening in newborns,2 and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™* in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response activations and costs.3,4,5 Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world,6 and is the primary pulse oximetry at 17 of the top 20 hospitals listed in the 2017-18 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.7 In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVi®), and more recently, Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (Pi). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform with the Masimo Open Connect® (MOC-9®) interface, enabling other companies to augment Root with new features and measurement capabilities. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7® wearable patient monitor, iSpO2 ® pulse oximeter for smartphones, and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at http://www2.masimo.com/evidence/featured-studies/feature/.
ORi has not received FDA 510(k) clearance and is not available for sale in the United States.
*The use of the trademark Patient SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.
- Castillo A et al. Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Preterm Infants through Changes in Clinical Practice and SpO2 Technology. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Feb;100(2):188-92.
- de-Wahl Granelli A et al. Impact of pulse oximetry screening on the detection of duct dependent congenital heart disease: a Swedish prospective screening study in 39,821 newborns. BMJ. 2009;Jan 8;338.
- Taenzer AH et al. Impact of Pulse Oximetry Surveillance on Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers: A Before-And-After Concurrence Study. Anesthesiology. 2010; 112(2):282-287.
- Taenzer AH et al. Postoperative Monitoring – The Dartmouth Experience. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter. Spring-Summer 2012.
- McGrath SP et al. Surveillance Monitoring Management for General Care Units: Strategy, Design, and Implementation. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016 Jul;42(7):293-302.
- Estimate: Masimo data on file.
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the potential effectiveness of Masimo SpHb®. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including Masimo SpHb, contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions and unique advantages; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.
Evan Lamb, 949-396-3376
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi
Haluatko tietää asioista ensimmäisten joukossa? Kun tilaat mediatiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi välittömästi julkaisuhetkellä. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.
Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire
GE Transportation locomotives approved for operation by Indian Railways19.9.2018 09:00 | Tiedote
GE Transportation (NYSE:GE) announced today at InnoTrans 2018 that Indian Railways has confirmed its acceptance of GE’s 4,500-horsepower diesel-electric Evolution Series prototype locomotive. This critical milestone was achieved following the successful completion of rigorous testing on Indian Railways’ tracks following the locomotive handover in February 2018. “The acceptance of these locomotives is a testament to GE’s engineering depth and understanding of the customer requirements,” said Nalin Jain, President and CEO-APAC, GE Transportation. “This is a major step towards fulfilling our contract with Indian Railways. Together we will help modernize Indian Railways' fleet, significantly upgrade India's rail infrastructure and provide critical support for India's growing economy.” A standard practice, the acceptance of the 4500hp locomotives came after months of reviewing key design aspects, documentation and a thorough validation around various parameters in the U.S. and India. The lo
Toshiba Memory and Western Digital Celebrate the Opening of Fab 6 and Memory R&D Center at Yokkaichi, Japan19.9.2018 07:00 | Tiedote
Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) today celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and the Memory R&D Center, at Yokkaichi operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180918006193/en/ Fab 6 and Memory R&D Center, Yokkaichi Operations (Photo: Business Wire) Toshiba Memory started construction of Fab 6, a dedicated 3D flash memory fabrication facility, in February 2017. Toshiba Memory and Western Digital have installed cutting-edge manufacturing equipment for key production processes including deposition and etching. Mass production of 96-layer 3D flash memory utilizing the new fab began earlier this month. Demand for 3D flash memory is growing for enterprise servers, data centers and smartphones, and is expected to continue to expand in the years ahead. Further investments to expand its production wil
Hillhouse Capital Closes US$10.6 Billion Fund IV19.9.2018 05:29 | Tiedote
Hillhouse Capital announced today the close of Hillhouse Fund IV, L.P. The fund was heavily oversubscribed, closing with aggregate commitments of US$10.6 billion. From partnering with visionary founders at company inception, to undertaking buyouts of iconic brands, the flexibility of Hillhouse's mandate enables it to be highly selective in choosing investments. Hillhouse Fund IV will pursue opportunities across the healthcare, consumer, technology and services sectors globally, with a focus on Asia. With the new fund, Hillhouse will continue to work closely with entrepreneurs and management teams in pursuit of sustainable, long-term growth. In its private equity investments, Fund IV will implement Hillhouse's strategy of leveraging its extensive operating capabilities and deep understanding of technology to create long-term value. Hillhouse aims to reignite growth through digital enablement of traditional businesses, as it has done in the retail space with its buyout of Belle Internati
Rockwell Automation Opens Registration for 2018 Automation Fair18.9.2018 17:54 | Tiedote
Registration is now open for the 2018 Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation and members of its global PartnerNetwork program. The 27th annual Automation Fair will be held Nov. 12-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event brings together approximately 10,000 manufacturers and producers from across the globe to learn about the newest innovations in automation and take part in training, industry forums and networking events. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180918005725/en/ Automation Fair will feature more than 150 exhibits showcasing the latest product innovations for industrial manufacturing and production. Hosted by Rockwell Automation and members of its PartnerNetwork, the event offers more than 400 hours of educational opportunities through forums, hands-on labs and technical sessions. (Photo: Business Wire) “The next industrial transformation is here – and meeting its demands requires a m
Seoul Semiconductor Supplies Optimal LEDs ‘SunLike’ to Large Scale Applications of Lumitronix in Germany18.9.2018 16:33 | Tiedote
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a market leader in LED (light emitting diode) design and manufacturing, supplied the innovative LEDs “SunLike” to Lumitronix, the LED specialist located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180918005626/en/ The Modules with SunLike LEDs. (Photo: Business Wire) In cooperation with Seoul Semiconductor, Lumitronix has also developed three optimal SunLike modules to provide customers with a standardized solution and expand its adoption in the lighting market. Two of the LED modules comply with the standard of Zhaga, a global association of lighting companies, for Book 7 L56W2 and Book 7 L28W2 and enable easy replacement in various industrial applications. The modules named LinearZ are available in one feet and two feet length. The model LinearZ 280-26 measures 280 mm and is equipped with 26 SunLike LEDs and has a light output of up to 700 lm.
Andersen Global Continues South American Expansion With BKM Berkemeyer18.9.2018 16:30 | Tiedote
Andersen Global announces further growth in South America with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement with BKM Berkemeyer, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Paraguay. With two locations in the capital city of Asunción, the firm has a headcount of nearly 150 professionals, including ten Partners and over 60 lawyers. Established in 1951, BKM Berkemeyer is led by Managing Partner Hugo Berkemeyer and provides legal solutions to both domestic and international clients. The firm delivers advice in all areas of law, including business and corporate, taxation, litigation, environment, employment and intellectual property, with a notable expertise in international transactions and business matters. BKM Berkemeyer also specializes in M&A’s, joint ventures, foreign investment, infrastructure, project finance and financial transactions, advising also on issues regarding telecommunications, water and energy projects. Hugo commented, “Our focus at BKM Berkemeyer has been to provide flexib
Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme