Vaidehi Paranjape, Natalia Henao-Guerrero, Giulio Menciotti, A. Shih, and F. Garcia-Pereira have published "Use of a modified passive leg raise maneuver as a volumetric predictor of fluid responsiveness during experimental induction and correction of hypovolemia in anesthetized dogs" in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Modified passive leg raise maneuver (PLR) was studied as a predictor of fluid responsiveness, via transient effects on cardiac output (CO) and plethysmographic variability index (PVI) in dogs during induction and correction of hypovolemia.

A simple passive leg raise maneuver (PLRM) at a 30-degree angle predicted fluid responsiveness in anesthetized dogs. Also, PLRM was able to detect fluid non-responsiveness during normovolemia and hypervolemia.

This research was supported by VA-MD Vet Med's Veterinary Memorial Fund, which has supported more than 100 different projects to foster improved veterinary medical care.

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.