Ultrasonographic investigation of the effect of inguinal compression on the cross-sectional area of the femoral vein.

@article{Kim2008UltrasonographicIO,
  title={Ultrasonographic investigation of the effect of inguinal compression on the cross-sectional area of the femoral vein.},
  author={Jin-Tae Kim and Nan-ju Lee and Hyo-Seok Na and Yunseok Jeon and Hee-Soo Kim and Chong-Sung Kim and S Kim},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={101-3}
}
OBJECTIVES The reverse Trendelenburg position increases the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the femoral vein, making it easier to cannulate, although this position is potentially harmful in hypovolemic patients. The authors hypothesized that compression above the femoral vein increases the CSA of the femoral vein during emergency cannulation. METHODS Ultrasound was used to measure the CSA of the femoral vein of 20 healthy volunteers. The following five measurements were made inferior to the… CONTINUE READING

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