Extravascular lung water measurement using transpulmonary thermodilution in children

  • Lemson J
  • Backx A
  • Van Oort A
 et al. 
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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:: Measurement of extravascular lung water (EVLW) may be useful in the treatment of critically ill children and can be performed at the bedside using the transpulmonary thermodilution technique (TPTD). There are currently no data to verify the accuracy of these measurements in (small) children. We compared the results of TPTD measurement with the clinical gold standard transpulmonary double indicator dilution (TPDD) measurement in young children. DESIGN:: Prospective clinical study in children. SETTING:: Catheterization laboratory of a university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS:: Twelve children (

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  • Extravascular lung water
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Transpulmonary thermodilution

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Authors

  • Ad P. Backx

  • Anton M. Van Oort

  • Tijn P.W.J.M. Bouw

  • Johannes G. Van Der Hoeven

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