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Basic principles of noninvasive blood pressure measurement in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16202967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Correct measurement of blood pressure in infants is essential because blood pressure is an important indicator of cardiovascular status. This article provides a review of the fundamental principles of blood pressure measurement. Formulas to estimate mean arterial pressure are discussed along with an overview of pulse pressure. The advantages, challenges, and accuracy of the widely used oscillometric method of noninvasive blood pressure measurement are discussed. A step-by-step guide to noninvasive blood pressure measurement is outlined along with pragmatic strategies to ensure appropriate technique, thereby improving accuracy.
Andrea D Stebor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1536-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neonatal Care     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-05     Completed Date:  2006-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125644     Medline TA:  Adv Neonatal Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-61; quiz 262-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Research Department, Tampa Center of Excellence, GE Healthcare Technologies, Tampa, FL 33614, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation,  methods*
Infant, Newborn

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