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Non-invasive assessment of cardiac output during mechanical ventilation - a novel approach using an inert gas rebreathing method.
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PMID:  21619467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Measurement of cardiac output (CO) is of importance in the diagnostic of critically ill patients. The invasive approach of thermodilution (TD) via pulmonary artery catheter is clinically widely used. A new non-invasive technique of inert gas rebreathing (IGR) shows a good correlation with TD measurements in spontaneously breathing individuals. For the first time, we investigated whether IGR can also be applied to sedated and mechanically ventilated subjects with a clinical point of care device. CO data from IGR were compared with TD in six healthy mongrel dogs. Data sampling was repeated under baseline conditions (rest) and under stress challenge by applying 10 μg/kg/min of dobutamine intravenously. Switching from mechanical ventilation to IGR, as well as the rebreathing procedures, were carried out manually. Cardiac output data from IGR and TD correlated with a coefficient of r=0.90 (95% confidence interval [0.81; 0.95]). The Bland-Altman analysis showed a bias of 0.46 l/min for the IGR CO measurements. Ninety-five percent of all differences fall in the interval [-1.03; 1.95], being the limit of the ±1.96 standard deviation lines. IGR is a new approach for non-invasive cardiac output measurement in mechanically ventilated individuals, but requires further investigation for clinical use.
Werner Nickl; Till Bugaj; Thomas Mondritzki; Kathrin Kuhlebrock; Winfried Dinh; Thomas Krahn; Florian Sohler; Hubert Truebel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1862-278X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1262533     Medline TA:  Biomed Tech (Berl)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Witten/Herdecke and HELIOS-Klinikum Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany.
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