Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, July 19th, 2010
"All patients received a standardized IV fluid bolus, induction of general anesthesia, tracheal intubation, and mechanical ventilation. We evaluated the CSA of the RIJV using ultrasound without PEEP (control) and with PEEP (10 cm H2O) in the supine, level position," wrote K.J. Hollenbeck and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "Addition of PEEP increased RIJV CSA 0.42 +/- 0.41 cm(2) (mean +/- SD, median 0.34 cm(2), P<...
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