Fluid management strategies need to be guided by an understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying fluid imbalance. In the hypovolaemic patient, reduced circulating blood volume and venous return ...
Volume 4 Supplement 2
Fluid management: proceedings of an expert panel on critical care
Supported by 'Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft'
2nd International Symposium on the Pathophysiology of Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Neurological complications after surgery.
Aachen, Germany3 December 1999
Citation: Critical Care 2000 4(Suppl 2):S1
Albumin and artificial colloids in fluid management: where does the clinical evidence of their utility stand?
Key questions remain unresolved regarding the advantages and limitations of colloids for fluid resuscitation despite extensive investigation. Elucidation of these questions has been slowed, in part, by uncerta...Citation: Critical Care 2000 4(Suppl 2):S16
Available evidence suggests that both hydrostatic and osmotic forces are important in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or, more broadly, acute lung injury (ALI). More than 80% of A...Citation: Critical Care 2000 4(Suppl 2):S21
The appropriate role of colloids in managing fluid imbalance: a critical review of recent meta-analytic findings
Three meta-analyses have recently been reported on the relationship between choice of resuscitation fluid and risk of mortality in critically ill patients. The relative risk of death (1.16-1.19) in two of the ...Citation: Critical Care 2000 4(Suppl 2):S26
Fluid imbalance can arise due to hypovolemia, normovolemia with maldistribution of fluid, and hypervolemia. Trauma is among the most frequent causes of hypovolemia, with its often profuse attendant blood loss....Citation: Critical Care 2000 4(Suppl 2):S3
Cost is a key concern in fluid management. Relatively few data are available that address the comparative total costs of care between different fluid management regimens in particular clinical indications. Rel...Citation: Critical Care 2000 4(Suppl 2):S33
Recent meta-analyses have created uncertainties regarding the appropriate clinical role of colloid resuscitation fluids in critically ill patients and prompted changes in fluid management practice. Such change...Citation: Critical Care 2000 4(Suppl 2):S8
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