Anneliese Nusmeier

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BACKGROUND The transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) technique for measuring cardiac output (CO) has never been validated in the presence of a left-to-right shunt. METHODS In this experimental, paediatric animal model, nine lambs with a surgically constructed aorta-pulmonary left-to-right shunt were studied under various haemodynamic conditions. CO was(More)
Interpretation of the transpulmonary thermodilution curve in the presence of a left-to-right shunt Dear Editor, In a recent article by Giraud et al. [1] the effect of a left-to-right shunt on the transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) curve and the subsequent calculation of extravascular lung water (EVLW) and intrathoracic blood volume (ITBV) are described.(More)
OBJECTIVES To define near-normal values of extravascular lung water indexed to body weight in children. DESIGN Prospective multicenter observational study. SETTING Medical/surgical PICUs of 5 multinational hospitals. PATIENTS Fifty-eight children with a median age of 4 years (range 1 month to 17 year) with heterogeneous PICU admission diagnoses were(More)
Increased extravascular lung water (EVLW) may contribute to respiratory failure in neonates. Accurate measurement of EVLW in these patients is limited due to the lack of bedside methods. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the reliability of the transpulmonary ultrasound dilution (TPUD) technique as a possible method for estimating EVLW in a(More)
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