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Respiratory Variation in IVC Diameter: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Hypovolemia:
calculate dIVC = (IVCmax-IVCmin)/IVCmin -> If dIVC >= 18%, will patient respond to 7ml/kg fluid challenge (measured by increase in CI)

in ventilated septic patients

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90% sensitive, 90% specific