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Fig. 6 | Journal of Intensive Care

Fig. 6

From: Context-sensitive fluid therapy in critical illness

Fig. 6

Theoretical prediction of capillary hydrostatic pressure as a function of ratio of hydraulic resistance in arterioles to venules during general anesthesia (a), in the hypovolemic state (b), and in sepsis (c). The values of capillary hydrostatic pressure (P C) were calculated as a function of the ratio of hydraulic resistance of the arteriole (R A) to that of the venule (R V) (i.e., R A/R V) using the equation in the box (Fig. 1) on P C. P C values were simulated during general anesthesia (a), in the hypovolemic state (b), and in sepsis (c) after intervention of fluid volume loading or use of vasopressor at given hydrostatic pressures (mmHg) in the arteriole (P A) and venule (P V). Circle symbols in the curves denote assumed values of R A/R V

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