The importance of fluid management in acute lung injury secondary to septic shock.

@article{Murphy2009TheIO,
  title={The importance of fluid management in acute lung injury secondary to septic shock.},
  author={Claire Murphy and Garrett E Schramm and Joshua A. Doherty and Richard M. Reichley and Ognjen Gajic and Bekele Afessa and Scott T. Micek and Marin H Kollef},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={102-109}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that early goal-directed resuscitation of patients with septic shock and conservative fluid management of patients with acute lung injury (ALI) can improve outcomes. Because these may be seen as potentially conflicting practices, we set out to determine the influence of fluid management on the outcomes of patients with septic shock complicated by ALI. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO) and in the… CONTINUE READING