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BACKGROUND A new calibrated pulse wave analysis method (VolumeView™/EV1000™, Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) has been developed to continuously monitor cardiac output (CO). The aim of this study was to compare the performance of the VolumeView method, and of the PiCCO2™ pulse contour method (Pulsion Medical Systems, Munich, Germany), with reference(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare cardiac output (CO) measurements by arterial trans-cardiopulmonary thermodilution (ATD) and pulmonary arterial thermodilution (PATD) with CO estimated on the basis of the Fick calculation via a metabolic monitor in septic shock. METHODS In a prospective animal study 20 anaesthetized, ventilated(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical studies have raised concerns about the safety of 6% hydroxyethylstarch (HES) 130/0.42, but the pathomechanisms of this renal impairment remain unknown. To evaluate the effects of different HES concentrations, molar substitutions and molecular weights in HES-induced renal impairment, we used a porcine two-hit model that combined(More)
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