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Haemodynamic effects of the lateral decubitus position and the kidney rest lateral decubitus position during anaesthesia.
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PMID:  10895751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We measured the haemodynamic effects of changing from the supine position to the lateral decubitus (lateral) position, and then to the kidney rest lateral decubitus (kidney) position in 12 patients undergoing nephrectomy under isoflurane anaesthesia. Eight control patients undergoing pulmonary surgery remained in the lateral position. The lateral position produced no significant changes. In the kidney position, however, significant reductions occurred in the mean arterial (P < 0.01), right atrial (P < 0.05) and pulmonary artery wedge pressures (P < 0.01). There were also significant reductions in cardiac index (from 3.04 (SD 0.21) to 2.44 (0.26) litre min-1 m-2, P < 0.01) and stroke volume index (from 40 (5) to 31 (5) ml beat-1 m-2, P < 0.01). The systemic vascular resistance index increased significantly (P < 0.05). Cardiac output was probably reduced by a decrease in venous return and an increase in systemic vascular resistance.
M Yokoyama; W Ueda; M Hirakawa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-21     Completed Date:  2000-07-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitology, Okayama University Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Inhalation*
Anesthetics, Inhalation
Blood Pressure / physiology
Cardiac Output / physiology
Hemodynamics / physiology*
Middle Aged
Posture / physiology*
Pulmonary Surgical Procedures
Supine Position / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Inhalation; 26675-46-7/Isoflurane

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