Vaidehi Paranjape, Natalia Henao-Guerrero, Giulio Menciotti, All SACS and Siddharth Saksena VT Dept of Civil and Enviro Engineering have published "Esophageal Doppler-derived indices and arterial load variables provide useful hemodynamic information during assessment of fluid responsiveness in anesthetized dogs undergoing acute changes in blood volume" in the American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Fluid resuscitation is a fundamental component for restoring circulatory function in critically ill patients, and its ultimate goal is improving cardiac output (CO) and tissue oxygen delivery. However, the requirement of fluids must be determined based on frequent assessments of each patient’s volume status to prevent fluid overload. In humans, non-invasive esophageal Doppler monitor (EDM) is used for measuring and optimizing the patient's anesthesia. This study showed that similar, non-invasive EDM measurements and arterial load variables can be used for accurate monitoring in dogs.

Paranjape is assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management, Guerrero is service chief and associate professor of anesthesiology, and Menciotti is assistant professor of cardiology in the college's Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, which is led by department head Guerrero.