This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-5, 2019
Area
Medical Physiology
Author
Dr. Rajendra Kumar
Co-authors
Dr. Ashok Kumar Deo
Org/Univ
Narayan Medical College and Hospital, Jamuhar, Sasaram, Bihar, India
Pub. Date
19 September, 2019
Paper ID
V5I5-1162
Publisher
Keywords
Peripheral Oxygen Saturation (Spo2), Amarnath Yatris, Pulse Oximeter, Hypoxia, High Altitude.

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Dr. Ashok Kumar Deo. A cross sectional study of Oxygen Saturation (SPo2) of Amarnath Yatris at the Amarnath Holy Cave with a pulse oximeter, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Dr. Ashok Kumar Deo (2019). A cross sectional study of Oxygen Saturation (SPo2) of Amarnath Yatris at the Amarnath Holy Cave with a pulse oximeter. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(5) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Dr. Ashok Kumar Deo. "A cross sectional study of Oxygen Saturation (SPo2) of Amarnath Yatris at the Amarnath Holy Cave with a pulse oximeter." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.5 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Introduction: Many of Hindu devotees undergo an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. During ascent for Amarnath Yatra in the mountains they experience multiple environmental stressors, but the stress unique to high altitudes is the hypoxia. Oxygen saturation is defined as the fraction of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin relative to total hemoglobin in the blood. The present study was designed with the aim to assess oxygen saturation of Amarnath Yatris at the holy Amarnath cave. Material and Methods: A total of 75 subjects of both male and female of different age groups were taken. An informed consent was taken from each subject before the cross sectional study. Peripheral Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) was measured with pulse oximetry process. Result: There was a significant decrease in Peripheral Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) in females was more than male Yatris with a mean of 67.7% as compared to 76%. Conclusion: In the study, there was a significant decrease in Peripheral Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) in all the subjects at the height of the Amarnath cave. Keywords: Peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), Amarnath Yatris, pulse oximeter, hypoxia, high altitude.
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