- Principles of Pulmonary Artery Catheterization in the Critically Ill. Summerhill, Eleanor M.; Baram, Michael // Lung;2005, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p209
The pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) may be helpful in determining the etiology of shock, lactic acidosis, pulmonary edema, oliguric renal failure, pulmonary hypertension, and a number of cardiac abnormalities. In addition, it may also be useful in guiding fluid and vasoactive therapy. However,...
- Reliable assessment of perfusion is the Holy Grail of intensive care. Totapally, Balagangadhar R. // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Jan2015, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p1
The author reflects on the importance of early detection of inadequate perfusion and oxygen delivery in improving the clinical outcomes of pediatric intensive care patients. He believes in the potential of reliable perfusion assessment methods to address the problem of perfusion and oxygen...
- Accuracy of pulse oximetry in the intensive care unit. Louw, A.; Cracco, C.; Cerf, C.; Harf, A.; Duvaldestin, P.; Lemaire, F.; Brochard, L. // Intensive Care Medicine;Oct2001, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p1606
Objective: Pulse oximetry (SpO2) is a standard monitoring device in intensive care units (ICUs), currently used to guide therapeutic interventions. Few studies have evaluated the accuracy of SpO2 in critically ill patients. Our objective was to compare pulse oximetry with arterial oxygen...
- Pulse oximetry. Jubran, Amal // Intensive Care Medicine;Nov2004, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p2017
Discusses topics and issues related to pulse oximetry. Principles of pulse oximetry; Limitations of the procedure; Use of pulse oximetry for the continuous monitoring of arterial blood saturation as the standard of care in the intensive care unit; Benefits of pulse oximeters for the timely...
- Oxygen in Respiratory Care: A Personal Perspective from 40 Years in the Field. Pierson, David J. // Respiratory Care;Jan2013, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p196
Oxygen is necessary for all aerobic life, and nothing is more important in respiratory care than its proper understanding, assessment, and administration. By the early 1970s PaO2 had become the gold standard for clinically assessing oxygenation in the body. Since the 1980s the measurement of...
- Patient monitoring sector enjoying unexpected growth. Reynolds, Phil // Healthcare Purchasing News;Dec2002, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p28
Focuses on the patient monitoring sector in the U.S. Expected sales of patient monitor for 2002; Reason for the decline of the prices for higher-acuity monitors; Ways in which clinicians can improve their management of monitoring information; Reason for the impact of group purchasing...
- Monitoring the critically ill patient. Webster, Nigel R. // Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh;Dec99, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p386
Reviews basic principles of monitoring the critically ill patient. Physiological responses to stress and trauma; Maintenance of normal aerobic metabolism; Maintenance of viable cell function; Measurement of the degree of tissue oxygenation.
- CME/CNE Questions. // Critical Care Alert;Feb2008, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p88
A quiz concerning the topics discussed in the February 2008 issue of "Critical Care Alert" is presented.
- Medical Monitoring: The New Gold Rush. Read, Gregory C. // Defense Counsel Journal;Apr2001, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p145
Discusses issues on medical monitoring in the United States (U.S.). Requirements on basic tort law in the U.S.; Overview of cases related to medical monitoring; Belief of many commentators about the forum for debating the advantages and disadvantages of medical monitoring as a theory of recovery.