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The Influence of Passive Leg Elevation on the Cross-Sectional Area of the Internal Jugular Vein and the Subclavian Vein in Awake Adults
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of passive leg elevation and Trendelenburg position on the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the internal jugular (IJ) and subclavian veins (SCV).Expand
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Comparison of the bedside central venous catheter placement techniques: landmark vs electrocardiogram guidance.
BACKGROUND Electrocardiogram (ECG)-guided central venous catheter (CVC) placement has been reported to be accurate and successful. It has been shown that the CVC tip can be reliably placed at theExpand
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Pulse pressure variation to predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients: tidal vs forced inspiratory breathing
We evaluated whether pulse pressure variation can predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients. Fifty‐nine elective thoracic surgical patients were studied before induction ofExpand
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The effects of thermal softening of double-lumen endobronchial tubes on postoperative sore throat, hoarseness and vocal cord injuries: a prospective double-blind randomized trial.
BACKGROUND It is well known that thermal softening of polyvinyl chloride tracheal tubes reduces nasal damage during nasotracheal intubation. We hypothesized that thermal softening of double-lumenExpand
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Comparison of the neutral and retracted shoulder positions for infraclavicular subclavian venous catheterization: a randomized, non-inferiority trial.
BACKGROUND There are controversies regarding the most efficient shoulder position during infraclavicular subclavian venous catheterization. We hypothesized that, regarding the success rate ofExpand
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A randomised controlled trial comparing incentive spirometry with the Acapella® device for physiotherapy after thoracoscopic lung resection surgery
Lung resection surgery has been associated with numerous postoperative complications. Seventy‐eight patients scheduled for elective video‐assisted thoracoscopic lung resection were randomly assignedExpand
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Evaluation of corrected flow time in oesophageal Doppler as a predictor of fluid responsiveness.
BACKGROUND Corrected flow time (FTc) by oesophageal Doppler is considered to be a 'static' preload index. We evaluated the ability of FTc to predict fluid responsiveness and compared this with theExpand
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A New Technique to Determine the Size of Double-lumen Endobronchial Tubes by the Two Perpendicularly Measured Bronchial Diameters
The cross-section of the mainstem bronchi is not completely round. For preoperative selection of a double-lumen endobronchial tube size, it may be necessary to measure the mediolateral and theExpand
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Comparison of techniques for double-lumen endobronchial intubation: 90° or 180° rotation during advancement through the glottis.
BACKGROUND During endobronchial intubation with a double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT), the DLT is conventionally rotated through 90° when the bronchial tip is just past the vocal cords. This studyExpand
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Prophylactic milrinone during OPCAB of posterior vessels: implication in angina patients taking beta-blockers.
  • J. Kim, B. Ham, +4 authors K. Kim
  • Medicine
  • European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery…
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OBJECTIVE To determine whether a phosphodiesterase type 3 inhibitor can improve hemodynamics during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) of posterior vessels in patients onExpand
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