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A position, used for pelvic surgery and to treat shock, in which a patient lies face upwards on a tilted table or bed with the pelvis higher than the head.
- ‘The patient is placed in a steep Trendelenburg position and deairing consisted of vigorous shaking of the heart, inverting the left atrial appendage and placing positive pressure on the oral endotracheal tube.’
- ‘Hypotension is treated by placing the patient in the Trendelenburg position and administering IV fluids.’
- ‘A deterioration in cardiac performance occurred when patients were moved from the Trendelenburg position to the supine position.’
- ‘These findings suggest that placing a patient in the modified Trendelenburg position can effectively displace blood from the lower extremities into the central circulation to improve hemodynamics.’
- ‘One study suggests that the reverse Trendelenburg position at 45 degrees in obese patients resulted in a larger tidal volume and lower respiratory rate, thus facilitating the weaning process by optimizing lung mechanics.’
Late 19th century: named after Friedrich Trendelenburg (1844–1924), German surgeon.
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