R. B. G. E. Breukers

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INTRODUCTION Static cardiac filling volumes have been suggested to better predict fluid responsiveness than filling pressures, but this may not apply to hearts with systolic dysfunction and dilatation. We evaluated the relative value of cardiac filling volume and pressures for predicting and monitoring fluid responsiveness, according to systolic cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Mathematical coupling may explain in part why cardiac filling volumes obtained by transpulmonary thermodilution may better predict and monitor responses of cardiac output to fluid loading than pressures obtained by pulmonary artery catheters (PACs). METHODS Eleven consecutive patients with hypovolaemia after coronary surgery and a PAC, allowing(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether measuring cardiac output and its course after cardiac surgery by a new analysis technique of radial artery pressure waves, without need for calibration (FloTrac/Vigileo [FV]; Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA), conforms to the standard bolus thermodilution method via a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC). DESIGN Prospective(More)
Residual left-sided valvular insufficiencies after valvular surgery may confound transpulmonary thermodilution cardiac output (COtp). We compared the technique with the continuous right-sided thermodilution technique (CCO) after valvular surgery (n=8) and coronary artery surgery (n=8). Patients with pulmonary and femoral artery catheters in the intensive(More)
Smoking during pregnancy is associated with maternal and fetal complications. In the present study the effect of maternal smoking on neonatal cellular blood components was investigated. The values of whole blood cell count, leukocyte differential count, and thrombocyte and reticulocyte counts were determined and compared in cord blood of neonates of(More)
In two adult patients, one with a severe hemorrhage and one with a partial anomalous pulmonary vein, cardiac output (CO) measurements were performed simultaneously by means of the bolus transpulmonary thermodilution technique (COao) and continuous pulmonary artery thermodilution method (CCOpa). In both cases, the methods revealed clinically significant(More)
This study was performed to determine the interchangeability of femoral artery pressure and radial artery pressure measurements as the input for the PiCCO system (Pulsion Medical Systems, Munich, Germany). We studied 15 intensive care patients following cardiac surgery. Five-second averages of the cardiac output derived from the femoral artery pressure(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cardiac function may differ after valvular (VS) and coronary artery (CAS) surgery and this may affect assessment of fluid responsiveness. The aim of the study was to compare VS and CAS in the value of cardiac filling pressures and volumes herein. METHODS There were eight consecutive patients after VS and eight after CAS, with femoral(More)
Currently, the number and (worldwide) availability of techniques for hemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill patient is overwhelming, as nicely summarized elsewhere [1–11]. Techniques vary from completely invasive to non-invasive, from intermittent to continuous, and diff er in basic principles, methods, parameters, and costs, among others. Th e older(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We studied whether changes in less invasive, noncalibrated pulse-contour cardiac output (by modified ModelFlow, COmf) and derived stroke volume variations (SVV), as well as systolic and pulse pressure variations, predict changes in bolus thermodilution cardiac output (COtd), evoked by continuous and cyclic increases in intrathoracic(More)