COMMENTARY: A conservative fluid management strategy did not affect risk for death but shortened duration of ventilation in acute lung injury

Qushmaq, Ismael
November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p69
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on a study comparing a conservative with a liberal fluid-management strategy in treatment of patients with acute lung injury (ALI). According to him, the study is limited as it could not differentiate the stage of patients' critical illness. He asserts that the study supports the hypothesis that a conservative fluid strategy helps to wean patients from mechanical ventilation, but this strategy should not be applied to high-risk patients in early shock.


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