Pulse dye densitometry and indocyanine green plasma disappearance in ASA physical status I-II patients.

BACKGROUND Indocyanine green plasma disappearance rate (ICG-PDR) is used to evaluate hepatic function. Although hepatic failure is generally said to occur with an ICG-PDR <18%/min, ICG disappearance rate is poorly defined in the healthy population, and a clear cutoff value of ICG-PDR that discriminates between normal hepatic function and hepatic failure has… CONTINUE READING