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Blood pressure measurement: an evaluation of direct and indirect methods.
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PMID:  2230054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to evaluate the differences between the blood pressure values obtained by direct intraarterial (DM) and indirect sphygmomanometer (IM) measurements, both systems were employed in 30 patients during their immediate postoperative period (24 hours) at our Intensive Care Unite after open heart surgery. The total number of determinations was 355. The statistical study of data lead us to the following conclusions: 1. There are significant differences between arterial pressure values obtained by DM and IM falling within an acceptable range of error for clinical purposes 2. Both methods of measurement, direct and indirect, are highly influenced by technical details that have to be carefully standardised if suitable research values are to be obtained.
M C Asiain; Y Montes; M L Costa-Ramos; P Imizcoz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care nursing     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0266-612X     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Nurs     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-19     Completed Date:  1990-12-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507471     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-7     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation,  methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Reproducibility of Results

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