Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2018, Page: 4-7
Jugulometer, a Medical Device: History, Description and Uses in Non-Invasive Assessment of Jugular Venous Pressure
Oluwadare Ogunlade, Department of Physiological Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Muritala Abiola Asafa, Department of Physiological Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Joseph Gbenga Omole, Department of Physiological Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Olusoji Adeola Adalumo, Department of Physiology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Received: Dec. 26, 2017;       Accepted: Jan. 15, 2018;       Published: Feb. 1, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ccr.20180201.12      View  1950      Downloads  97
Abstract
Jugular venous pressure (JVP) assessment is an important step in cardiovascular examination. JVP is an indirect measure of right atrial pressure / central venous pressure. The desire to measure JVP at bedside, though necessary during physical examination, is not easily achieved in most cases because of the difficulty in application of the two-ruler traditional method for its assessment. Jugulometer, a medical device designed and introduced at Ile-Ife in Nigeria for the purpose of non-invasive measurement of JVP at bedside. It is portable and easy-to-use. It consists of two bars (horizontal and vertical). The horizontal bar is embedded with spirit level while the vertical bar is graduated in centimetre. The two bars are assembled perpendicular to each other with a special mechanism which enable the vertical bar to slide over the horizontal bar without disrupting their perpendicular relationship. Jugulometer simplifies non-invasive measurement of JVP and makes the procedure more reproducible at bedside. This article is a documentation of the description, history of evolution of jugulometer and its uses in cardiovascular medicine and education. In conclusion, jugulometer is a medical device introduced at Ile-Ife in Nigeria to advance the traditional method and skill of non-invasive bedside assessment of jugular venous pressure.
Keywords
Jugulometer, Medical Device, Description, History, Uses, Jugular Venous Pressure
To cite this article
Oluwadare Ogunlade, Muritala Abiola Asafa, Joseph Gbenga Omole, Olusoji Adeola Adalumo, Jugulometer, a Medical Device: History, Description and Uses in Non-Invasive Assessment of Jugular Venous Pressure, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018, pp. 4-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ccr.20180201.12
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