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Prediction of fluid responsiveness in septic shock patients: comparing automated pulse pressure variation by IntelliVue MP monitor and stroke volume variation by FloTrac™/Vigileo™
© Khwannimit and Bhurayanontachai 2011
- Published: 1 March 2011
- Septic Shock
- Emergency Medicine
- Cardiac Index
- Comparable Performance
- Optimal Threshold
The aim of this study was to assess and compare the ability of the automatically and continuously measured pulse pressure variation (PPV) obtained by an IntelliVue MP monitor and stroke volume variation (SVV) measured by FloTrac™/Vigileo™ to predict fluid responsiveness in septic shock patients.
We conducted a prospective study on 42 mechanically ventilated septic shock patients. SVV, PPV and other hemodynamic data were recorded before and after fluid administration with 500 ml of 6% tetrastarch. Responders were defined as patients with an increase in cardiac index ≥15% after fluid loading.
The automated PPV, obtained by the Intellivue MP monitor, and the SVV, obtained by FloTrac™/Vigileo™, showed comparable performance in terms of predicting fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients with septic shock.
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