Journal article

The influence of volume management on outcome

Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo

Current Opinion in Critical Care | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Fluid (volume) therapy is an integral component in the management of critically ill patients and fluid management may influence outcome. There is much controversy, however, about the type, timing and amount of fluid therapy. Here, we discuss the evidence available to guide such choices. RECENT FINDINGS: Fluid therapy is widely endorsed for resuscitation of critically ill patients across a range of conditions. Yet, the approach to fluid therapy is subject to substantial variation in clinical practice. Emerging data show that the choice, timing and amount of fluid therapy may affect clinical outcomes. Synthetic colloids may increase the risk of acute kidney injury. Albumin m..

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