Journal article

Fluid Bolus Therapy-Based Resuscitation for Severe Sepsis in Hospitalized Children: A Systematic Review

Ben Gelbart, Neil J Glassford, Rinaldo Bellomo

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To review systematically data from randomized and nonrandomized studies of fluid bolus therapy in hospitalized children with septic shock. DATA SOURCES: Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. STUDY SELECTION: We searched for randomized controlled studies of fluid bolus therapy in children with severe sepsis. We identified retrospective, prospective, and observational studies. We excluded studies of severe sepsis/septic shock due to a specific microbiological etiology, neonatal studies, and studies where advanced supportive therapies were unavailable. DATA EXTRACTION: Two authors screened articles for inclusion. DATA SYNTHESIS: We identified and analy..

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