Study reveals the pervasiveness of the medical devices’ skin-color bias.
Lungs and Breathing
Findings could eventually translate to therapeutics to improve outcomes from respiratory illness in people.
Exposure to burn pits, sandstorms and other hazards could cause lung damage—but proving it is difficult.
The findings could lead to repurposing drugs for patients with the sometimes-fatal condition.
Black children were more likely to have unrecognized low oxygen levels than white children.
The findings provide promise of targeted treatment for patients with the disease.