Mar 27, 2003

Ductus arteriosus with left-to-right shunt during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: effects on cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine : a Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies
A F Van HeijstK D Liem


To investigate the effect on cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics of a patent ductus arteriosus with left-to-right shunt during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a lamb model. Prospective intervention study in animals. Animal research laboratory of a university medical center. Six anesthetized newborn lambs with patent ductus arteriosus and left-to-right shunt, installed on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Six lambs of 140 days gestational age were prepared to keep the ductus arteriosus open by infiltration of the vessel wall with formaline 10%. The animals were installed on standard venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. With a mechanical occluder, the ductus was closed. Changes of mean arterial blood pressure and carotid artery blood flow were measured simultaneously. Using near infrared spectrophotometry, we calculated changes in cerebral concentration of oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin (reflecting changes in cerebral oxygen supply) and total hemoglobin (reflecting changes in cerebral blood volume). Also, cerebral oxygen delivery before and after ductus closure was calculated. Before ductus closure there was a left-to-right shunt with a mean +/- SEM of 41 +/- 20% of total body...Continue Reading

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Alveolar Ventilation Function
Entire Ductus Arteriosus
Common Carotid Artery
Entire Carotid Artery
Cell Respiration
Dall Sheep
Oxyhemoglobin Measurement

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