Global end-diastolic volume as an indicator of cardiac preload in patients with septic shock.

@article{Michard2003GlobalEV,
  title={Global end-diastolic volume as an indicator of cardiac preload in patients with septic shock.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Michard and S. Alaya and V{\'e}ronique Zarka and Mabrouk Bahloul and Christian Richard and J. -L. Teboul},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={124 5},
  pages={1900-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the value of the global end-diastolic volume (GEDV) evaluated by transpulmonary thermodilution as an indicator of cardiac preload. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Medical ICU of a university hospital (20 beds). PATIENTS Thirty-six patients with septic shock. INTERVENTIONS Volume loading and dobutamine infusion. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS Hemodynamic parameters were evaluated in triplicate by the transpulmonary thermodilution technique: (1) before and… CONTINUE READING
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