Archive for the ‘anaesthesiology’ Category

Non-invasive Ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) · A method of providing ventilatory support without the need for tracheal intubation. CPAP (Continuous positive airways pressure) Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP©) Advantages of NIV compared to conventional ventilation Compared with conventional ventilation, NIV is a relatively inexpensive and simple technique which prevents the need for conventional ventilation in some patients [...]

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Lung recruitment

Lung recruitment

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Flotrac Sensor for Cardiac Output Monitoring

Providing new standards in ease-of-use, flexibility and continuity, the FloTrac system is the next major advance in hemodynamic management When used with the Vigileo monitor, FloTrac sensor provides continuous cardiac output (CCO), stroke volume (SV), stroke volume variation (SVV), and systemic vascular resistance (SVR)* through an existing arterial line. Easy to use, accurate and less [...]

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Duration of intrathecal labor analgesia: early versus advanced labor

Early first-stage labor pain is primarily visceral in origin. Increasing pain intensity and transition to somatic nociceptive input characterizes late first- and second-stage labor pain. The effect of this change in nociceptive input on the duration of intrathecal labor analgesia has not been well studied. This prospective cohort observational study compares the duration of intrathecal [...]

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