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Hemodynamic Monitoring Improves Outcomes in Liver Resection

The liver is the largest organ in the body, located in the upper right portion of the abdomen. It is also one of the most vital organs. Some of the key functions of the liver include: Conversion of sugar into energy; Digestion of fats; Excretion of waste products; Protection against infections; Production of blood clotting factors; Regulation of sex hormones and cholesterol level; Supplies vitamins and minerals as well as metabolism and elimination of various drugs. (2)
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What is continuous non-invasive arterial pressure (CNAP)?

This is a clinical education blog focused on non invasive hemodynamic monitoring.  It explains how continuous noninvasive arterial pressure (CNAP) works and the clinical evidence that supports it.
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Not All Arteries Are Created Equal: Traveling Down the Arterial Tree

This is a clinical education blog on why we calibrate non invasive finger cuffs to ensure the most reliable data is generated for the patient.  Listen to the audio by clicking play below...
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Hemodynamics: Are you getting the whole picture?

This is a blog about the factors that influence hemodynamics and the relationship between pressure and flow.  It discusses some common misconceptions about pressure and suggests evidence-based methods of evaluating volume and flow.  It also outlines a logical multi-level strategy for improving tissue perfusion.  Listen to the audioblog by clicking play below!
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What is stroke volume variation (SVV)?

This is a blog about stroke volume variation (SVV) providing information on the physiology behind SVV, how it is measured and its clinical relevance.
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Clinical evidence for LiDCO across the care continuum

This is a blog post containing a review of publications wherein LiDCO hemodynamic monitoring was utilized across multiple hospital environments.  For conciseness, this blog post will focus solely on the ICU, operating room and emergency room, however, there are many other hospital environments that could also have been included.
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Why even assess hemodynamics? A breakdown..

This is a blog providing a breakdown to hemodynamics.  It discusses why we even assess hemodynamics and why its important to look at the whole picture.  Listen to the audioblog below.
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What is a fluid challenge?

This is a blog about a fluid challenge.  It provides a definition for a fluid challenge as well as discussing when to consider giving a fluid challenge.
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A NFL game plan for sepsis in the ICU

This blog highlights the physiology of septic shock and outlines a game plan for the use of advanced minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring in tackling its challenges... a Sepsis game plan.
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Who's normal these days anyway?

This is a blog post about the normal ranges of hemodynamic parameters in adult patients.  Find out how absolute values differ from indexed values.  Find out if absolute or indexed values are more representative of the patient’s condition. 
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