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Surgery pp 409-421 | Cite as

Monitoring of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function

  • Philip S. Barie
  • Soumitra R. Eachempati

Abstract

Patient acuity is increasing in the intensive care unit (ICU), requiring more sophisticated methods to monitor, support, and evaluate critically ill patients.1, 2, 3 Mechanical ventilation is a mainstay of modern ICU care. Monitoring of blood flow, acid-base status, oxygen transport, coagulation, pulmonary and other visceral organ function, and the development of nosocomial infection are a few of several aspects of patient surveillance.

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Central Venous Pressure Pulse Oximetry Internal Jugular Vein Cerebral Perfusion Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip S. Barie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Soumitra R. Eachempati
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and Public HealthNew York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Critical Care and TraumaNew York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Surgery and Public HealthWeill Cornell Medical CollegeUSA
  4. 4.New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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