Huai-wu He

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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)
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)
We hypothesized that not all patients with appreciably recruited lung tissue during a recruitment maneuver (RM) show significant improvement of oxygenation. In the present study, we combined electrical impedance tomography (EIT) with oxygenation measurements to examine the discrepancies of lung ventilation and perfusion versus oxygenation after RM.A(More)
We read with interest the recent articles in Critical Care about the limitations of pulse pressure variation (PPV) for predicting fluid responsiveness [1, 2]. We believe that cardiac dysfunction should be included in this list of PPV limitations. During right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, the inspiration would increase RV afterload and lead to a decrease in(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)
Anticoagulation is widely used for preventing membrane oxygenator thrombosis during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy while anti-platelets are rarely used, especially in patients with thrombocytopenia [1]. Here we report a case of successfully using anti-platelet treatment to prevent recurrent extracorporeal membrane oxygenator thrombosis(More)
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