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CENTRAL. Relating to the centre, or placed in the centre; as, the central courts of the United States, are those located in the city of Washington, whose jurisdiction extends over the whole country. These are, first, the Senate of the United States, when organized to try impeachments; secondly, the Supreme Court of the United States.
     2. The government of the United States is the central government.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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With these results, we prove that femoral CVP can be used to measure central venous pressure with excellent agreement between the two approaches.
Barbee et al., "A new noninvasive method to determine central venous pressure," Resuscitation, vol.
For infusion of solutions and collection of blood samples, catheter of 18-gauge was placed in right jugular vein, while left jugular vein was catheterized with 7-F thermodilution Swan-Ganz catheter for recording central venous pressure (CVP).
Central venous pressure and MAP measurements were taken during stage 1 and 2, immediately prior to pneumothorax induction (M1), immediately after pneumothorax induction (M2), after introducing the trocar (M3), after inserting the drain (M4) and after draining the cavity and restoring negative pressure (M5).
These processes decrease preload by restricting venous return and are typically associated with a rising central venous pressure (CVP).
* If appropriate, measure central venous pressure (CVP)
central venous pressure is discussed under cardiac monitoring and under its own dedicated section; cross-referencing occurs to assist with the navigation of this.
Among the topics are vascular access techniques, oxygen supplementation and respiratory sampling techniques, abdominocentesis and diagnostic peritoneal lavage, central venous pressure, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
In fact, most transplant recipients already have a central line in place at the time of surgery for central venous pressure monitoring and drug administration, so utilizing this line or switching it over to a dialysis line is very convenient.

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