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ICU Management

Assessing the Effectiveness of Gastric Tonometry Guided Therapy

2015 31 Jan

A low intramucosal pH (pHi) and an increase in the difference between gastric mucosal and arterial P CO2 (P CO2 gap) reflect splanchnic hypoperfusion and are good indicators of poor prognosis. Previously, some randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were performed based on the theory that normalising the low pHi or P CO2 gap could improve the outcomes... Read more