Julia Y. Wagner

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When comparing 2 technologies for measuring hemodynamic parameters with regard to their ability to track changes, 2 graphical tools are omnipresent in the literature: the 4-quadrant plot and the polar plot recently proposed by Critchley et al. The polar plot is thought to be the more advanced statistical tool, but care should be taken when it comes to its(More)
We aimed to describe and evaluate an autocalibrating algorithm for determination of cardiac output (CO) based on the analysis of an arterial pressure (AP) waveform recorded using radial artery applanation tonometry (AT) in a continuous non-invasive manner. To exemplarily describe and evaluate the CO algorithm, we deliberately selected 22 intensive care unit(More)
Septic shock is a life-threatening condition in both critically ill medical patients and surgical patients during the perioperative phase. In septic shock, specific alterations in global cardiovascular dynamics (i.e., the macrocirculation) and in the microcirculatory blood flow (i.e., the microcirculation) have been described. However, the presence and(More)
The CNAP system (CNSystems Medizintechnik AG, Graz, Austria) provides noninvasive continuous arterial pressure measurements by using the volume clamp method. Recently, an algorithm for the determination of cardiac output by pulse contour analysis of the arterial waveform recorded with the CNAP system became available. We evaluated the agreement of the(More)
The introduction of new technologies for noninvasive continuous hemodynamic monitoring requires the conduction of well-planned clinical studies in order to assess the technology’s measurement performance and to evaluate the potential benefit for the patient. But what is the right way to go with regard to clinical validation and evaluation studies from the(More)
OBJECTIVES Radial artery applanation tonometry allows completely noninvasive continuous cardiac output estimation. The aim of the present study was to compare cardiac output measurements obtained with applanation tonometry (AT-CO) using the T-Line system (Tensys Medical, San Diego, CA) with cardiac output measured by intermittent pulmonary artery(More)
The CNAP system allows continuous noninvasive arterial pressure measurement based on the volume clamp method using a finger cuff. We aimed to evaluate the agreement between arterial pressure measurements noninvasively obtained using the CNAP device and arterial catheter-derived arterial pressure measurements in intensive care unit patients. In 55 intensive(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring cardiovascular function in acutely ill patients in the emergency department (ED) is of paramount importance. Arterial pressure (AP) is usually monitored using intermittent oscillometric measurements with an upper arm cuff. The vascular unloading technique (VUT) allows continuous noninvasive AP monitoring. In this study, we compare(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate a dosing algorithm for continuous vancomycin administration in intensive care unit patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This observational study was conducted in a medical intensive care unit (German university hospital; June 2012-February 2013). Following a loading dose of 20 mg per kg actual body weight, vancomycin was(More)
PURPOSE We compared blood pressure (BP) measurements obtained using radial artery applanation tonometry with invasive BP measurements using a catheter placed in the abdominal aorta through the femoral artery in patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). MATERIALS AND METHODS In 23 intensive care unit patients with MODS, we simultaneously(More)