TITLE

Early insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter did not increase mortality in shock or the acute respiratory distress syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Carroll, Gilbert C.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the information that early insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter did not increase mortality in shock or the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Exclusion criteria included hemorrhagic shock, myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock requiring revascularization, and thrombocytopenia. In patients with shock, the acute respiratory distress syndrome, or both, early insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter without standardized management protocols did not increase all-cause mortality.
ACCESSION #
13916250

 

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