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Modified SOFA Score Using SpO2

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The original Sequential Organ Function Assessment (SOFA) score measured respiratory function using PaO2, which requires an arterial blood gas. Using the oxygen saturation from a pulse oximeter is much more convenient, especially in a resource-poor facility. Sendagire et al demonstrated the use of this modified score.

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