Christian Friedrich PoetsMD
Dr. Christian Poets, world-renowned neonatologist from the Hanover Medical School, presented research that he and his colleagues have done on pulse oximetry at the 44th Annual Japan Society for Premature and Newborn Medicine Meeting in Okayama. Dr. Poets was invited to this meeting to discuss the clinical implications of Masimo SET. Dr. Poets presented the pitfalls of conventiona pulse oximetry as well as the new advancements from Masimo Corporation, which have been shown clinically, to dramatically improve the reliability of pulse oximetry.
Dr. Christian Poets is Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology and Neonatology and Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hanover Medical Schoo in Hanover, Germany. Dr. Poets is also the co-chair of the Annenber Conference,the international group working to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with newborn babies. Dr. Poets is well known for his research in transcutaneous oxygen monitoring and pulse oximetry.
His most recent research is focused on the issues surrounding unreliable conventional pulse oximeters which miss critical, life threatening events and have high false alarm rates. Many studies have proven that conventional pulse oximetry is highly unreliable under motion artifact and low perfusion conditions. Dr. Poets has been investigating new technologies from several pulse oximetry manufacturers, and presented his research results on these products which claim to have improved performance under these conditions.