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Minerva Anestesiologica 2006 June;72(6):529-32

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Gastric tonometry

Carlesso E. 1, Taccone P. 2, Gattinoni L. 1, 2

1 Institute of Anesthesia and Intensive Care University of Milan, Milan, Italy 2 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Fondazione IRCCS, “Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli Regina Elena”, Milan, Italy


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Gastric tonometry was originally proposed to assess the splanchnic perfusion. Several technological improvements have been introduced over the years and, to date, the preferred way to estimate the splanchnic perfusion is to rely on the arterial-gastric PCO2 gap. In this brief review we will discuss the value of the gastric tonometry, its physiological background and the clinical results observed so far.

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