Chapter 19: Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Techniques

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free hand technique

method of performing an ultrasound-guided procedure without the use of a needle guide on the transducer

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hepatorenal syndrome

condition affecting both the liver and the renal system

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hypovolemia

diminished blood volume

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hypotension

decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure below normal; may occur with shock, hemorrhaging, infection, fever, cancer, anemia, neurasthenia, and Addison’s disease

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international normalized ratio (INR)

a method developed to standardize prothrombin time (PT) results among laboratories by accounting for the different thromboplastin reagents used to determine PT