Effect of patient position and hypotensive anesthesia on inferior vena caval pressure.

@article{Lee1998EffectOP,
  title={Effect of patient position and hypotensive anesthesia on inferior vena caval pressure.},
  author={Tao-chen Lee and L C Yang and Hai Juan Chen},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={941-7; discussion 947-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN This is a prospective study to measure the inferior vena caval pressure of 20 patients in different positions and different states of blood pressure. OBJECTIVES Because the inferior vena caval pressure could affect the vertebral venous pressure, which in turn may influence blood loss during lumbar spinal surgery, this study was designed to provide the quantitative data necessary to stress the importance of patient positioning and to assess the effect of controlled hypotension on… CONTINUE READING

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