Oxygen-tension measurements -the first step towards prevention and early detection of anastomotic leakage

D Tanase, PJ French, A Draaijer, GJ Kleinrensink, JF Lange, J Jeekel

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Many patients still die every year as a result of anastomotic leakage after surgery. The medical world needs an objective aid to detect leakage during surgery and during the critical recovery period. We propose a miniature measurement system to detect adequate tissue oxygenation pre- and postoperatively (continuously for 7 days) on the colon. The sensor chip should include an oxygen-saturation sensor, an oxygen-tension sensor, a carbon dioxide tension sensor and a temperature sensor. The work presented here focuses on the measurements done with the oxygen-tension and temperature sensors. In-vitro measurements were carried out to test the sensor system and initial in-vivo tests were performed on a rat kidney, during an ischemia-reperfusion experiment.
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Title of host publicationProceedings IEEE Sensors 2007
Editors s.n.
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1262-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventIEEE Sensors 2007: 6th IEEE Conference on Sensors - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 28 Oct 200731 Oct 2007

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ConferenceIEEE Sensors 2007
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


  • Elektrotechniek
  • Techniek
  • conference contrib. refereed
  • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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