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Copal UA-251

Device Model:UA-251
Manufacturer:Copal Inc. (Suspended), Suite 3, 803 North Front Street, McHenry, IL 60050, UNITED STATES.
Measuring functions:Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:Intended for patient monitoring
Measurement Site:Upper Arm
Measurement Occurrence:Single measurements only
Availability:Obsolete
Description: The Copal UA-251 is a clinically validated automatic blood pressure monitor. Measurements are taken from the upper arm and it is intended for bedside patient monitoring. This device is now obsolete.
Assessment:

The technology used in the Copal UA-251, to measure blood pressure, has been assessed, in a general population, according to a non-standard protocol.

Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
MedavalNoneWhen an evaluation is carried out using a non-standard protocol, no inference can be made on accuracy based on a standard protocol.

Validation Publications

Steptoe A, Molineux D. Evaluation of an electronic sphygmomanometer suitable for the self-monitoring of blood pressure. Behav Res Ther. 1986;24(2):223-6. PMID: 3964187.

Unknown protocol General population (Note: No abstract online)

Maheswaran R, Zezulka AV, Gill JS, Beevers M, Davies P, Beevers DG. Clinical evaluation of the Copal UA-251 and the Dinamap 1848 automatic blood-pressure monitors. J Med Eng Technol. 1988 Jul-Aug;12(4):160-3. PMID: 3193436.

Ad Hoc protocol General population

Crombie IK, Clark EC, Smith WC. Assessment of the Copal UA-251 automatic blood pressure recorder under field survey conditions. Med Biol Eng Comput. 1988 Nov;26(6):663-4. PMID: 3256762.

Unknown protocol General population (Note: No abstract online)