Anneliese Nusmeier

Learn More
Cardiac output (CO) measurement is becoming increasingly important in the field of pediatric intensive care medicine and pediatric anesthesia. In the past few decades, various new technologies have been developed for the measurement of CO. Some of these methods are applicable to pediatric patients and some are already being used in children. The devices and(More)
Circulatory shock is an important cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality and requires early recognition and prompt institution of adequate treatment protocols. Unfortunately, the hemodynamic status of the critically ill child is poorly reflected by physical examination, heart rate, blood pressure, or laboratory blood tests. Advanced hemodynamic(More)
OBJECTIVE The measurement of extravascular lung water using the transpulmonary thermodilution technique enables the bedside quantification of the amount of pulmonary edema. Children have higher indexed to body weight values of extravascular lung water compared with adults. Transpulmonary thermodilution measurements of extravascular lung water in children(More)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) technique is widely used in clinical practice for measuring cardiac output (CO). This study was designed to investigate the influence of various levels of pulmonary oedema on the reliability of CO measurements by the TPTD method. METHODS In 11 newborn lambs pulmonary oedema was induced using a surfactant(More)
Ozan Akca C. L. Akman D. Alfery B. Allaria Y. Z. Al-Tamimi Steen Andreassen J. Ansermino A. Aymen J. H. Bahk Sebastiaan Bartels L. Barvais Jason Bates F. J. Belda Karim Bendjelid Stephane Bibian Petra Bischoff Emilie Blond Marc Bloom S. Blot C. Boer V. M. Boscart L. Brown Jörgen Bruhn Maxime Cannesson David Carr G. Chevalier P. Cooper Howard Corey S.(More)