Echocardiography is a valuable technique to assess cardiac output (CO) in trauma patients, but it does not allow a continuous bedside monitoring. Beat-to-beat CO assessment can be obtained by other techniques, including the pulse contour method MostCare. The aim of our study was to compare CO obtained with MostCare (MC-CO) with CO estimated by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE-CO) in trauma patients. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with blunt trauma admitted to an intensive care unit and requiring hemodynamic optimization within 24 hours from admission were studied. TTE-CO and MC-CO were estimated simultaneously at baseline, after a fluid challenge and after the start of vasoactive drug therapy. RESULTS: One hundred sixteen paired CO values were obtained. TTE-CO values ranged from 2.9 to 7.6 L·min-1, and MC-CO ranged from 2.8 to 8.2 L·min-1. The correlation between the two methods was 0.94 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.89 to 0.97; p<0.001). The mean bias was -0.06 L·min-1 with limits of agreements (LoA) of -0.94 to 0.82 L·min-1 (lower 95% CI, -1.16 to -0.72; upper 95% CI, 0.60 to 1.04) and a percentage error of 18%. Changes in CO showed a correlation of 0.91 (95% CI = 0.87 to 0.95; p<0.001), a mean bias of - 0.01 L·min-1 with LoA of -0.67 to 0.65 L·min-1 (lower 95% CI, -0.83 to -0.51; upper 95% CI, 0.48 to 0.81). CONCLUSION: CO measured by MostCare showed good agreement with CO obtained by transthoracic echocardiography. Pulse contour analysis can complement echocardiography in evaluating hemodynamics in trauma patients.
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|Titolo:||Echocardiography and pulse contour analysis to assess cardiac output in trauma patients.|
|Citazione:||Franchi, F., Falciani, E., Donadello, K., Zacà, V., Silvestri, R., Taccone, F.s., et al. (2013). Echocardiography and pulse contour analysis to assess cardiac output in trauma patients. MINERVA ANESTESIOLOGICA, 79, 137-146.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|