05791344 is referenced by 1051 patents and cites 26 patents.

A patient monitoring system measures the concentration of a particular substance in a patient's tissue, blood, or other bodily fluids, provides an indication of the rate of change of such concentration, and determines whether the measured concentration and rate of change are within certain preset limits. If not, an audible and/or visual alarm signal is generated. The patient monitoring system includes at least one enzymatic sensor adapted to be inserted into the patient, where it produces sensor signals related to the concentration of the substance being measured. The sensor signals are delivered through a suitable interconnect cable to a monitor. In one embodiment, the interconnect cable includes a contactless connector that electrically isolates the enzymatic sensor from the monitor, and reduces the number of conductors required to interface with a plurality of sensors. The monitor interprets the sensor signals by applying a previously determined calibration to quantitatively determine the substance concentration value. The substance concentration value thus determined is then processed in order to determine the rate of change, is stored (to create a history or record), and may also be displayed in large, easy-to-read numerals. Rate of change information (trend) may also be numerically or graphically displayed.

Title
Patient monitoring system
Application Number
155737
Publication Number
5791344
Application Date
January 4, 1996
Publication Date
August 11, 1998
Inventor
David I Whitmoyer
Los Angeles
CA, US
Orville Rey Rule III
Los Angeles
CA, US
Alfred E Mann
Beverly Hills
CA, US
Joseph Y Lucisano
San Diego
CA, US
Ronald J Lebel
Sherman Oaks
CA, US
Joseph H Schulman
Santa Clarita
CA, US
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
Assignee
Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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