Accuracy of 24-hour cuff-less, continuous, and non-invasive blood pressure measurement using the SOMNOtouch™ NIBP – a recently published study shows encouraging results in children aged 5-17
In a recently published study, the measurement deviation and clinical applicability of the cuff-less SOMNOtouch™ NIBP device was assessed in 90 children and adolescents aged 5-17 years. Thereby, the SOMNOtouch™ NIBP and a widely used cuff-based ABPM device were worn over 24 hours on contralateral arms. Simultaneously retrieved blood pressure (BP) values of both devices were compared afterwards.
The SOMNOtouch™ NIBP demonstrated little mean measurement deviation of 0.99 mmHg for systolic and 3.03 mmHg for diastolic BP values compared to the oscillometric device over 24 hours. It was further found that 25.6% of night-time cuff inflations led to BP-relevant arousal reactions in children. The authors suggest that BP measurement by the SOMNOtouch™ NIBP is a promising approach to less disturbing BP measurement and that the present results are an important piece in the evidence requested by the “European Society of Hypertension” (ESH) for promoting cuff-less BP measurement devices into broad clinical application.