Volume 10 Supplement 3
A reappraisal for the use of pulmonary artery catheters
Edited by Benoît Vallet
Publication of this supplement has been supported by an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences.
Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S1
Hemodynamic optimization of sepsis-induced tissue hypoperfusion
Sepsis is associated with cardiovascular changes that may lead to development of tissue hypoperfusion. Early recognition of sepsis and tissue hypoperfusion is critical to implement appropriate hemodynamic supp...Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S2
Clinical relevance of data from the pulmonary artery catheter
The usefulness of parameters measured using the pulmonary artery catheter has been challenged because no benefit in patient outcome has been observed in clinical trials. However, technological advances have be...Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S3
Oxygen uptake-to-delivery relationship: a way to assess adequate flow
Invasive and noninvasive monitoring facilitates clinical evaluation when resuscitating patients with complex haemodynamic disorders. If the macrocirculation is to be stable, then it must adapt to blood flow or...Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S4
What role does the right side of the heart play in circulation?
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is an underestimated problem in intensive care. This review explores the physiology and pathophysiology of right ventricular function and the pulmonary circulation. When RVF is ...Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S5
Which cardiac surgical patients can benefit from placement of a pulmonary artery catheter?
The use of pulmonary artery catheters (PACs) during cardiac surgery varies considerably depending on local policy, ranging from use in 5–10% of the patient population to routine application. However, as in oth...Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S6
Evidence-based review of the use of the pulmonary artery catheter: impact data and complications
The pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) was introduced in 1971 for the assessment of heart function at the bedside. Since then it has generated much enthusiasm and controversy regarding the benefits and potential ...Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S8
Which general intensive care unit patients can benefit from placement of the pulmonary artery catheter?
From the report by Connors and coworkers in 1996 until now, much effort has been directed at demonstrating the safety and/or effectiveness of strategies based on pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) data. Although ...Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S7
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