Pre-anaesthesia ultrasonography of the subclavian/infraclavicular axillary vein for predicting hypotension after inducing general anaesthesia: A prospective observational study

Min Hee Choi, Ji Seon Chae, Hyun Jung Lee, Jae Hee Woo

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Abstract

BACKGROUNDBedside sonography of the inferior vena cava has been demonstrated to be a reliable tool for assessing intravascular volume status. Subclavian vein (SCV) assessment was proposed as a reasonable adjunct for measuring the inferior vena cava.OBJECTIVEWe examined whether the preoperative diameter and collapsibility index of the SCV or the infraclavicular axillary vein could predict the incidence of hypotension after induction of general anaesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.DESIGNProspective, observational study.SETTINGTertiary university hospital.PATIENTSAdults scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.INTERVENTIONSonographic evaluation of the SCV or the axillary vein (SCV-AV) before induction of anaesthesia.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURESThe main outcome was the association between the SCV-AV measurements (diameter an collapsibility index) and intra-operative hypotension (IOH) after induction of anaesthesia.RESULTSPatients who developed IOH had a higher collapsibility index of the SCV-AV during spontaneous breathing (P = 0.009) and deep inspiration (P = 0.002). After adjusting for confounding variables, the collapsibility index of the SCV-AV during spontaneous breathing was not a significant predictor of a decrease in mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) after inducing anaesthesia (P = 0.127), whereas the collapsibility index of the SCV-AV during deep inspiration was a significant predictor (P < 0.001).CONCLUSIONThe collapsibility index of the SCV-AV during deep inspiration was a significant predictor of IOH occurrence and the percentage decrease in MAP after inducing anaesthesia. Further studies in patients with higher collapsibility index are needed to confirm our findings, before the collapsibility index of the SCV-AV can be recommended unequivocally for clinical use.TRIAL REGISTRATIONThis trial was registered on 8 September 2017 at the Clinical Trial Registry of Korea (https://cris.nih.go.kr/cris/index.jsp; Identifier: KCT0001078KCT0002457), and the first patient was enrolled on 14 October 2017.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-481
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Anaesthesiology
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020

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