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2022 Jun 13

Eur J Anaesthesiol

Microcirculatory tissue perfusion during general anaesthesia and noncardiac surgery: An observational study using incident dark field imaging with automated video analysis.


Flick M, Schreiber T-H, Montomoli J, Krause L, de Boer HD, Kouz K, Scheeren TWL, Ince C, Hilty MP, Saugel B
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2022 Jun 13.
PMID: 35758235.


Handheld vital microscopy allows direct observation of red blood cells within the sublingual microcirculation. Automated analysis allows quantifying microcirculatory tissue perfusion variables – including tissue red blood cell perfusion (tRBCp), a functional variable integrating microcirculatory convection and diffusion capacities.