Low predictability of three different noninvasive methods to determine fluid responsiveness in critically ill children.

@article{Weber2015LowPO,
  title={Low predictability of three different noninvasive methods to determine fluid responsiveness in critically ill children.},
  author={Thomas Weber and Thomas W Wagner and Konrad Neumann and Engelbert Deusch},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={e89-94}
}
OBJECTIVE To predict fluid responsiveness by noninvasive methods in a pediatric critical care population. DESIGN Prospective observational clinical trial. SETTING PICU in a tertiary care academic hospital. PATIENTS Thirty-one pediatric patients aged from 1 day to 13 years under mechanical ventilation and on catecholamine support. INTERVENTIONS We tested three noninvasive methods to predict fluid responsiveness: an esophageal Doppler system (CardioQ), a pulse contour analysis algorithm… CONTINUE READING