The association between intravenous fluid resuscitation and mortality in older emergency department patients with suspected infection

@article{Ko2019TheAB,
  title={The association between intravenous fluid resuscitation and mortality in older emergency department patients with suspected infection},
  author={Sin Y Ko and Laura M Esteve Cuevas and Merel Willeboer and Annemieke Ansems and Laura C Blomaard and Jacinta A Lucke and Simon P Mooijaart and Bas de Groot},
  journal={International Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={12},
  pages={1-8}
}
  • Sin Y Ko, Laura M Esteve Cuevas, +5 authors Bas de Groot
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    2019
  • Medicine
  • ObjectiveRecent studies suggest that hypotension thresholds in current guidelines might be too low for older patients due to arterial stiffening, possibly leading to insufficient fluid resuscitation. We compared intravenous (IV) fluid volumes that older (≥ 70 years) and younger (< 70 years) patients with suspected infection with similar initial systolic blood pressure (SBP) received in the emergency department (ED) and investigated whether this was associated with in-hospital mortality in older… CONTINUE READING

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