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The Australasian Resuscitation In Sepsis Evaluation: Fluids or vasopressors in emergency department sepsis (ARISE FLUIDS), a multi-centre observational study describing current practice in Australia and New Zealand

Gerben Keijzers, Stephen PJ Macdonald, Andrew A Udy, Glenn Arendts, Michael Bailey, Rinaldo Bellomo, Gabriel E Blecher, Jonathon Burcham, Andrew R Coggins, Anthony Delaney, Daniel M Fatovich, John F Fraser, Amanda Harley, Peter Jones, Frances B Kinnear, Katya May, Sandra Peake, David McD Taylor, Patricia Williams, Nguyen Khanh Show all

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe haemodynamic resuscitation practices in ED patients with suspected sepsis and hypotension. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicentre, observational study conducted in 70 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand between September 2018 and January 2019. Consecutive adults presenting to the ED during a 30-day period at each site, with suspected sepsis and hypotension (systolic blood pressure <100 mmHg) despite at least 1000 mL fluid resuscitation, were eligible. Data included baseline demographics, clinical and laboratory variables and intravenous fluid volume administered, vasopressor administration at baseline and 6- and 24-h post-enrolment, time to antimicrobial admi..

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