Huai-wu He

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OBJECTIVE Recently, the central venoarterial carbon dioxide difference/arterial-central venous oxygen difference (P(v-a)CO2/C(a-v)O2) ratio has been suggested as an additional indicator of anaerobic metabolism. We investigated the relationship between the P(v-a)CO2/C(a-v)O2 ratio and 8-hour lactate clearance (LC) in septic patients after resuscitation. (More)
We read with great interest the study by Hernandez and colleagues published in Critical Care [1]. The study showed that central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO 2) increased significantly in response to emergency intubation, and the authors suggested that the early normalization of ScvO 2 after intubation might not be reliable to reflect successful(More)
We know that a 10 cm departure from the reference level of pressure transducer position is equal to a 7.5 mmHg change of invasive hemodynamic pressure monitoring in a fluid-filled system. However, the relationship between the site level of a variable arterial pressure transducer and the pulse contour-derived parameters has yet to be established in(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN Hepatocytes emerge from a quiescent state into a proliferative state to recover from septic injury. We hypothesize that hepatocyte cell cycle regulation after sepsis potentially contributes to the recovery of liver function. METHODS An animal model of sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in rats. At serial time(More)
INTRODUCTION The peripheral perfusion index (PI) is a noninvasive numerical value of peripheral perfusion, and the transcutaneous oxygen challenge test (OCT) is defined as the degree of transcutaneous partial pressure of oxygen (PtcO2) response to 1.0 FiO2. The value of noninvasive monitoring peripheral perfusion to predict outcome remains to be established(More)
The transcutaneous partial pressure of oxygen (PtcO₂) index has been used to detect low-flow state in circulatory failure, but the value of the transcutaneous oxygen challenge test (OCT) to estimate low cardiac output has not been thoroughly evaluated. The prospective observational study examined 62 septic patients requiring PiCCO-Plus for cardiac output(More)
BACKGROUND Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a real-time bedside monitoring tool, which can reflect dynamic regional lung ventilation. The aim of the present study was to monitor regional gas distribution in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) during positive-end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) titration using EIT. METHODS Eighteen(More)