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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174-176

Changes in the internal size of the jugular vein in adult patients with hypovolemia

1 Department of General and Clinical Pharmacology, Izhevsk State Medical Academy, Izhevsk, Russia
2 Department Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Kirov Military Medical Academy, Saint Petersburg, Russia
3 Department Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Izhevsk Clinical Hospital, Izhevsk, Russia

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Dr. Anton A Kasatkin
Karl Marx Street 278-45, 426008 Izhevsk
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DOI: 10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_277_17

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The present study is aimed at establishing the values of internal jugular vein (IJV) anterior-posterior and medial-lateral sizes in patients with hypovolemia. A total of 25 adult Intensive Care Unit patients with hypovolemia were studied. It was found that the anterior-posterior vein size in patients with hypovolemia was significantly less than medial-lateral size during inhalation and during exhalation as well (P < 0.05). Besides, the value of the anterior-posterior size (Dmin) <7 mm was recorded in 20 from 25 patients (80%). At the same time, the medial-lateral size (Dmin) <7 mm was recorded only in six patients (24%). In patients with hypovolemia, the medial-lateral diameter of IJV is more than its anterior-posterior diameter. These data might be useful for justifying the benefits of using lateral access for IJV catheterization under ultrasound imaging in patients with hypovolemia.

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