The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound estimation of central venous pressure using the internal jugular vein.

@article{Siva2012TheSA,
  title={The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound estimation of central venous pressure using the internal jugular vein.},
  author={Brian Siva and Austin Hunt and Neil C Boudville},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={315.e7-11}
}
PURPOSE The fluid volume status of a patient is difficult to assess clinically. The aim of this study was to compare the ultrasound estimation of the height of the right internal jugular vein (CVP(IJV)) with direct estimation of central venous pressure (CVP) (CVP(CVC)). MATERIALS AND METHODS A portable ultrasound machine defined the "top" of the right internal jugular vein in 44 patients from a single tertiary hospital. The vertical height from this point to the sternal angle was used to… CONTINUE READING