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Alternative Intrabladder Manometry Technique for the Indirect Measurement of Intra-abdominal Pressure in Horses

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Canola, Paulo Alescio [1] ; Perotta, Joao Henrique [1] ; Martins Dias, Deborah Penteado [1] ; Canola, Julio Carlos [2] ; Johnson, Philip J. [3] ; Araujo Valadao, Carlos Augusto [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Sch Agrarian Sci & Vet Med, Vet Surg Grad Program, Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ, Sch Agrarian Sci & Vet Med, Dept Vet Clin & Surg, Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Missouri, Coll Vet Med, Dept Vet Med & Surg, Columbia, MO 65211 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science; v. 32, n. 3, p. 183-189, MAR 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Although indirect methods for estimating intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) have been extensively studied in humans, mainly for identification of IAP increments in critical care unit patients (life-threatening condition), little work has been performed in veterinary medicine, especially in horses. The standard method of acquisition of intrabladder pressure (IBP) in human subjects (fluid-filled system with no balloon distention) has been previously evaluated in horses with an unfavorable outcome. Therefore, we re-examined the previously performed method of IBP investigation in horses by using an air-filled intrabladder manometry system in female horses. Intrabladder pressure was estimated by air-filled balloon manometry in seven healthy adult mares. The results were compared with two sets of directly acquired IAP values obtained by right paralumbar puncture using an 8-G needle in seven horses. Direct IAP values were obtained at times unrelated to IBP measurement acquisitions, and three of the seven horses used (for direct IAP measurement) were different animals from the mares used for assessment of IBP. Both sets of IAP measurements yielded subatmospheric values (IAP(1) = 10.5 +/- 2.2 mm Hg; IAP(2) = 11.6 +/- 2.0 mm Hg). Slightly subatmospheric IBP values were also recorded in some mares, but the mean ( SD) IBP was 1.4 +/- 2.0 mm Hg. There was no correlation between IBP and IAP. These results suggest that this indirect (IBP) method for estimating IAP is not applicable for female horses. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/00606-8 - Pneumotorax influence in horses' pleural and abdominal pressure: circulatory and hemogasometric evaluation
Grantee:Paulo Aléscio Canola
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate