Does pulse pressure variation predict fluid responsiveness in critically ill patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Yang2014DoesPP,
  title={Does pulse pressure variation predict fluid responsiveness in critically ill patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Xiaobo Yang and Bin Du},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION Fluid resuscitation is crucial in managing hemodynamically unstable patients. The last decade witnessed the use of pulse pressure variation (PPV) to predict fluid responsiveness. However, as far as we know, no systematic review and meta-analysis has been carried out to evaluate the value of PPV in predicting fluid responsiveness specifically upon patients admitted into intensive care units. METHODS We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE and included clinical trials that evaluated the… CONTINUE READING