COMMENTARY: Pulmonary artery catheters and central venous catheters did not differ for mortality in acute lung injury

Brochard, Laurent
November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p70
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on a study determining the effect of using a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) for management of acute lung injury (ALI). According to the author, though the study found that use of a PAC does not modify mortality in ALI or the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) it does not directly address the specific usefulness of a PAC for managing shock or identifying side effects of treatment.


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