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Research Article | 29-December-2017

A comparison of the ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava obtained with cardiac and convex transducers

BackgroundUltrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava diameter and its respiratory variability are amongst the predictors of fluid volume status. The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the consistency of inferior vena cava diameter measurements and the collapsibility index, obtained with convex and cardiac transducers. A secondary aim was to assess the agreement of the patient’s allocation to one of the two groups: “fluid responder” or “fluid non-responder”, based on

Paweł Andruszkiewicz, Dorota Sobczyk, Krzysztof Nycz, Izabela Górkiewicz-Kot, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Karol Wierzbicki, Jacek Wojtczak, Ilona Kowalik

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 71, 241–245

Research Article | 29-June-2016

Usefulness of ultrasound examination in the evaluation of a neonate's body fluid status

were conducted during the first days of the children's life. For every child inferior vena cava diameter was measured in the substernal area, longitudinal plane, M-mode in two respiratory phases: inhalation and exhalation. In addition, abdominal aorta diameter was determined (substernal area, transverse plane).ResultsThe study demonstrated a statistically significant difference in the calculated inferior vena cava collapsibility index between both groups. Two other indices included the ratio of the

Joanna Kieliszczyk, Wojciech Baranowski, Wojciech Kosiak

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 16 , ISSUE 65, 125–134

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