Low perfusion index affects the difference in glucose level between capillary and venous blood

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ACAR N., Ozcelik H., Cevik A. A. , ÖZAKIN E., Yorulmaz G., Kebapci N., ...More

THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT, vol.10, pp.985-991, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/tcrm.s73359
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.985-991
  • Keywords: glucose, capillary, venous, perfusion index, Masimo Radical-7 (R)


Aim: In emergency cases, finger stick testing is primarily used to check the blood glucose value of patients since it takes longer to obtain the venous value. In critical patients, under conditions that cause an increase in metabolic state and level of stress, there occurs considerable difference in glucose levels between capillary and venous measurements. This study aimed to investigate the comparability of capillary and venous glucose values, according to the perfusion index level obtained with the Masimo Radical-7 (R) device, in critical patients aged 18 years and over.