Measurement of inferior vena cava diameter for evaluation of venous return in subjects on day 10 of a bed-rest experiment.

@article{Ishizaki2004MeasurementOI,
  title={Measurement of inferior vena cava diameter for evaluation of venous return in subjects on day 10 of a bed-rest experiment.},
  author={Yuko Ishizaki and Hideoki Fukuoka and Tatsuro Ishizaki and Minoru Kino and Hirohiko Higashino and Nobuo Ueda and Yuri Fujii and Yohnosuke Kobayashi},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={2179-86}
}
We evaluated the usefulness of measurements of the inferior vena cava (IVC) diameters on abdominal echograms as an indicator of changes of venous return in subjects with orthostatic intolerance (OI) induced by simulated microgravity. We performed a standing test and recorded the IVC diameters on abdominal echograms in 12 subjects placed on a 20-day 6… CONTINUE READING