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European Advisory Board

Professor Michael (Monty) Mythen
Portex Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College London
Head of The Portex Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Respiratory Unit, University College London Institute of Child Health
London, UK

Professor Herwig Gerlach, MD PhD
Professor and Chairman
Director of the Department of Anesthesiology, Operative Intensive Care and Pain Management
Vivantes – Klinikum Neukoelln
Berlin, Germany

Professor Didier Payen de la Garanderie
Professor and Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and SAMU
Lariboisière University Hospital
Paris, France

The InSpectra™ StO2 Tissue Oxygenation Monitor provides a direct, absolute measurement of hemoglobin oxygen saturation in tissue (StO2), providing trauma teams the ability to measure tissue oxygenation and monitor it during resuscitation. It is the only tissue oxygenation monitor designed for trauma environments. The InSpectra StO2 Tissue Oxygenation Monitor uses near infrared light to illuminate tissue, and then analyzes the returned light to produce a quantitative measurement of oxygen saturation in the tissue's microcirculation.

The StO2 Trauma Study researched the role that tissue oxygen saturation monitoring could play in hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation. Study results demonstrate that StO2 measurements less than 75% may indicate serious hypoperfusion in trauma patients and that StO2 functions as well as base deficit in indicating hypoperfusion in trauma patients.