Journal article

Loop diuretic therapy in the critically ill: a survey

Sarah L Jones, Johan Martensson, Neil J Glassford, Glenn M Eastwood, Rinaldo Bellomo

Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe the self-reported practice of loop diuretic therapy (LDT) administration by intensivists in Australia and New Zealand and to ascertain the anticipated clinical and physiological effects of LDT for several common clinical indications. DESIGN: Structured online questionnaire distributed to intensivists via the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group email contact list. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the results. PARTICIPANTS: Intensivists in Australia and New Zealand. RESULTS: A total of 146 intensivists responded to the survey with most (99 [67.8%]) being Fellows of the College of Intensive Care Medicine or the Joint Faculty..

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