Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6148

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Prabha Udayakumar

Department of Anesthesiology, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Case Report   
    Inferior Venacaval Ultrasonography to Detect Pre-Operative Hypovolemia as a Predictor of Postinduction Hypotension
    Author(s): Varun Kumar Jothiprakash*, Ramya Parameswari and Prabha Udayakumar

    Background: Hypotension is a common side effect of general anaesthesia, and when severe, it may lead to adverse outcomes. Ultrasonography of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is an effective, non-invasive method of assessment of intravascular volume status and hence the risk of hypotension at induction of anaesthesia. This study investigated whether preoperative ultrasound guided IVC measurements could predict hypotension after induction of anaesthesia. Methods: After ethical committee approval, this study was conducted at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore. Written and informed consent was obtained. Forty six (46) adult patients, conforming to American Society of Anaesthesiologists physical status I to II, scheduled for elective surgery under general anaesthesia were recruited. Maximum IVC Diameter (dIVCmax) and Collapsibility Ind.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.21.12.1014

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