Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, December 4th, 2005
"Circulation blood volume can be estimated with the initial distribution volume of glucose (IDVG) method," anesthesiologists in Switzerland explained.
"In a prospective, observational study," L. van Tulder and coauthors at the University of Lausanne Hospital "evaluated the effect of a fluid challenge on IDVG in individual patients."
"In 13 patients after cardiac surgery, IDVG was determined before and after the infusion of 7 mL/kg hydroxyethyl starch over 30 minutes," the scientists wrote in the journal...
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