TITLE

Use of Ultrasound to Assess Fluid Responsiveness in the Intensive Care Unit

AUTHOR(S)
Kitakule, Moses M.; Mayo, Paul
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Open Critical Care Medicine Journal;2010 Special Issue, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Determining the appropriate amount of fluid resuscitation to administer to a critically ill patient is a complex decision. Traditional tools for the assessment of preload sensitivity such as central venous pressure (CVP) and pulmonary artery occlusion pressure (PAOP) are inaccurate in predicting whether a patient requires volume resuscitation [1]. Diagnostic ultrasonography in the form of echocardiography offers an alternative means of determining whether a patient is preload sensitive.
ACCESSION #
58601208

 

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