On table POCUS assessment for the IVC following abdominal packing: how I do it


BACKGROUND Some surgeons may lack proper experience in abdominal packing. Overpacking may directly compress the inferior vena cava (IVC). This reduces the venous return and possibly causes hypotension. Here, a new on table Point-of-Care Ultrasound application that has been recently used to assess the effect of abdominal packing on the IVC diameter is… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13017-016-0092-3


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