Peer Review #2 of "Effects of various factors on Doppler flow ultrasonic radial and coccygeal artery systolic blood pressure measurements in privately-owned, conscious dogs (v0.1)" [peer_review]

A Domanjko Petrič
2017 unpublished
Objective. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of age, body condition score (BCS) and muscle condition score (MCS) on indirect radial and coccygeal Doppler systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP) measurements in dogs. Methods. Sixty-two privately-owned dogs were enrolled between June and July 2016. The BCS and MCS were determined by 2 investigators. Blood pressure was measured per published guidelines and using headphones, and the order of measurement site was randomized. Dogs
more » ... randomized. Dogs were positioned in right lateral recumbency for radial measurements and sternal recumbency or standing for coccygeal measurements. Associations between SAP and other variables were assessed by correlation coefficients and analysis of covariance. Results. Radial and coccygeal SAP measurements were moderately correlated (r=0.45, P<0.01). Radial SAP measurements were higher than coccygeal SAP measurements (mean difference 9mmHg, P<0.01), but discordance occurred in both directions. No difference was observed between the first measurement taken, the average of measurements 2-6, or the average of all 6 measurements for either the radial (128, 129, and 129mmHg; P=0.36) or coccygeal (121, 122, and 122 mmHg; P=0.82) site. Associations were not found between SAP measurements for either site and age, weight, BCS, MCS, anxiety score, or cuff size. Heart rate decreased significantly from the start of acclimation to the end of the first data collection series regardless of site (P<0.01). Conclusions and Clinical Relevance. Initial measurement site can be based on patient and operator preference given lack of associations with patient variables, but the same site should be used for serial SAP measurements given discordant results between sites. Manuscript to be reviewed 18 Abstract 19 20 Objective. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of age, body condition score 21 (BCS) and muscle condition score (MCS) on indirect radial and coccygeal Doppler systolic 22 arterial blood pressure (SAP) measurements in dogs. 23 24 Methods. Sixty-two privately-owned dogs were enrolled between June and July 2016. 25 The BCS and MCS were determined by 2 investigators. Blood pressure was measured per 26 published guidelines and using headphones, and the order of measurement site was randomized. 27 Dogs were positioned in right lateral recumbency for radial measurements and sternal 28 recumbency or standing for coccygeal measurements. Associations between SAP and other 29 variables were assessed by correlation coefficients and analysis of covariance. 30 31 Results. Radial and coccygeal SAP measurements were moderately correlated (r=0.45, P<0.01). 32 Radial SAP measurements were higher than coccygeal SAP measurements (mean difference 33 9mmHg, P<0.01), but discordance occurred in both directions. No difference was observed 34 between the first measurement taken, the average of measurements 2-6, or the average of all 6 35 measurements for either the radial (128, 129, and 129mmHg; P=0.36) or coccygeal (121, 122, and 36 122 mmHg; P=0.82) site. Associations were not found between SAP measurements for either site 37 and age, weight, BCS, MCS, anxiety score, or cuff size. Heart rate decreased significantly from 38 the start of acclimation to the end of the first data collection series regardless of site (P<0.01). Manuscript to be reviewed 40 Conclusions and Clinical Relevance. Initial measurement site can be based on patient and 41 operator preference given lack of associations with patient variables, but the same site should be 42 used for serial SAP measurements given discordant results between sites. 43 PeerJ reviewing PDF |
doi:10.7287/peerj.3101v0.1/reviews/2 fatcat:wkwndjzpl5eznkonyvm5ikgg3m