BANGALORE, India & IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that Motherhood Hospitals, a maternal care specialist with five hospitals in three cities in India, has standardized on Masimo SET® (Signal Extraction Technology) pulse oximetry at all locations. Motherhood Hospitals will also be screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) using Masimo’s technology.
“We evaluated several technologies and found Masimo SET pulse oximetry to be the most reliable even in the most challenging conditions,” said Dr. Mohammed Rehan Sayeed, Chairman, Motherhood Hospitals. “This entire standardization exercise was driven by the clinical staff.”
Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry measures oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI), and helps clinicians monitor more than an estimated 100 million patients a year.1 In a study of newborns, researchers found CCHD was identified by physical examination alone 63% of the time, and when Masimo SET® pulse oximetry was added to the physical exam screening, researchers found that clinicians were able to identify CCHD 83% of the time–a 31% increase.2
“We are happy to see the team at Motherhood Hospitals, which conducts research into how to improve the health and well-being of neonates in India, select our SET technology,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “We hope to work with Motherhood Hospitals to standardize universal screening for CCHD in newborns. We are seeing more and more hospitals in this region of the world realize the important role reliable pulse oximetry plays in patient care and safety.”
Motherhood Hospitals, a premium birthing boutique, provides a variety of services to expecting women and newborns in India, specializing in obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, pediatrics, fetal medicine, fertility, and cosmetology. At their combined locations in Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad, they perform over 6,000 deliveries annually.
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|2||de-Wahl Granelli A, Wennergren M, Sandberg K, Mellander M, Bejlum C, Inganäs L, Eriksson M, Segerdahl N, Agren A, Ekman-Joelsson BM, Sunnegårdh J, Verdicchio M, Ostman-Smith I. 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:a3037.|
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 by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. 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® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. 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®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and 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. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7™ wearable patient monitor and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. All published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at http://www.masimo.com/cpub/clinical-evidence.htm.
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