Validation of bedside measurements of absolute human renal blood flow by a continuous thermodilution technique.

@article{Haywood1992ValidationOB,
  title={Validation of bedside measurements of absolute human renal blood flow by a continuous thermodilution technique.},
  author={Guy A. Haywood and James T. Stewart and Peter J. Counihan and James F. Sneddon and Derek Tighe and Ed Bennett and William J. McKenna},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={659-64}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS There is a clinical need for a system that would allow rapid assessment of renal blood flow in patients with oliguric circulatory shock. A local, continuous thermodilution technique for the measurement of renal venous blood flow, using readily available equipment, was developed. To test the hypothesis that this system would allow measurement of renal blood flow in clinical situations, we compared simultaneous measurements made by the continuous thermodilution technique… CONTINUE READING