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Comparison of femoral and carotid blood pressure during laparoscopy in piglets.
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PMID:  22974607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: The impact of a capnoperitoneum on the known blood pressure (BP) difference of the upper and lower limb was studied in piglets.
METHODS: Eleven German Landrace piglets (body weight, 4.3-7.4 kg; mean body weight, 6.2 kg) were studied. Arterial lines were placed in the right carotid and right femoral artery for pressure monitoring. Intraabdominal pressure levels were increased in steps of 6 mm Hg up to 24 mm Hg.
RESULTS: We found that elevated intraabdominal pressures up to 24 mm Hg did not change the preexisting systolic BP difference between the carotid and femoral arteries. Systolic femoral artery pressure constantly remained 5% higher than its carotid counterpart. In addition, mean and diastolic values were not affected.
CONCLUSIONS: Arterial BP measurements recorded at the legs of piglets when abdominal pressure is increased by up to 24 mm Hg can be used for intraoperative assessment of systemic arterial BP.
Devrim Aksakal; T Hückstädt; S Richter; D Klitscher; T Wowra; J de Laffolie; C Kampmann; F Schier
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1688-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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