Accuracy of carboxyhemoglobin dilution method for the measurement of circulating blood volume

Citation
S. Ohki et al., Accuracy of carboxyhemoglobin dilution method for the measurement of circulating blood volume, CAN J ANAES, 47(2), 2000, pp. 150-154
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Aneshtesia & Intensive Care","Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA-JOURNAL CANADIEN D ANESTHESIE
ISSN journal
0832-610X → ACNP
Volume
47
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
150 - 154
Database
ISI
SICI code
0832-610X(200002)47:2<150:AOCDMF>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Purpose: The management of circulating blood volume (BVc) is crucial in int ensive care unit (ICU) patients. The purpose of this study was to verify th e accuracy and precision of the carbon monoxide-labeled hemoglobin (COHb) d ilution method (CO method) by comparing it with the Cr-51-labeled erythrocy te dilution method (Cr-51 method) for the measurement of BVc. Methods: A prospective study was performed in 18 patients who underwent cor onary artery bypass grafting (CABG) under mild hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The BVc was measured by both the CO method and the Cr-51 meth od at 24 hr after ICU admission in order to verify the accuracy and precisi on of the CO method. Paired data were assessed in absolute terms, and perce ntage errors were calculated by the degree of agreement. Results: Small mean differences and standard deviations between the CO meth od and the Cr-51 method (-70.2 +/- 184.8 mL) and small percentage errors (- 0.49 +/- 1.29%) indicated the accuracy and precision of the CO method, and a close correlation was observed (r=0.97). Conclusion: The CO method can measure BVc with a similar degree of accuracy as the Cr-51 method. It is simple, repeatable and safe without the risk of exposure to radioactivity in the ICU.