Role of vascular mechanics in circulatory dynamics.

Here is a paper that has to go in the next edition of Fluid Physiology: Extreme bradycardia and tachycardia in the world’s largest animal “The biomechanical properties and dimensions of the aortic wall in fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) have led to the hypothesis that, at heart rates ≤10 beats min−1 (bpm) during dives, the highly compliant…… Continue reading Role of vascular mechanics in circulatory dynamics.

The pointlessness of starch to boost oxygen delivery in surgical patients…

Reiterer C, Kabon B, Zotti O, Obradovic M, Kurz A, Fleischmann E. Effect of goal-directed crystalloid- versus colloid-based fluid strategy on tissue oxygen tension: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Anaesth. 2019;123:768-776. Yet another HES vs LR for GDT in major surgery RCT. Regular readers will understand that modern Starling fluid physiology leads us to…… Continue reading The pointlessness of starch to boost oxygen delivery in surgical patients…