Preferred plasma volume expanders for critically ill patients: results of an international survey

@article{Schortgen2004PreferredPV,
  title={Preferred plasma volume expanders for critically ill patients: results of an international survey},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Schortgen and Nicolas Deye and L. Brochard},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={2222-2229}
}
Criteria for plasma volume expander selection in critically ill patients remain controversial. This study evaluated preferences of intensivists regarding plasma volume expanders. International survey using a 75-item questionnaire. All members of the European and French Societies of Intensive Care Medicine (n=2,415 in 1,610 adult ICUs in Europe and elsewhere) were invited to participate, and 577 (24%) working in 515 ICUs (32%) returned completed questionnaires. Among respondents, 17% used… CONTINUE READING

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