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ICU Management

Optimal Approach to Fluid Resuscitation for Patients in Shock

2020 03 Feb

Initial fluid resuscitation practices for patients with haemodynamic shock remain controversial. There is significant variability in these practices, and the impact of this is still poorly understood. Overall, non-patient-centred resuscitation practices, conflicting treatments, variability, and failure to meet targets for initial resuscitation are... Read more

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New approach in managing patients with septic shock

2019 23 Apr

Sepsis remains the most common cause of vasodilatory shock worldwide. The mainstay of haemodynamic treatment of septic shock is fluid resuscitation followed by vasopressors where fluids alone are insufficient to achieve target blood pressure.  This article, published in the journal Critical Care, proposes the concept of “broad spectrum vasopressors”... Read more

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Fluid resuscitation in ICU: crystalloids inferior to colloids?

2018 18 Dec

Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of crystalloids and colloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill adults. They found that crystalloids were less effective than colloids at stabilising haemodynamic resuscitation endpoints such as adequate central venous pressure... Read more