Don't go chasing waterfalls excessive fluid resuscitation in severe sepsis and septic shock

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Abstract

Aggressive fluid resuscitation is the mainstay therapy in modern sepsis management. Its efficacy was demonstrated in the landmark study by Emmanuel Rivers in 2001. However, more recent evidence largely shows that a positive fluid balance increases mortality in critically ill patients with sepsis. This article examines the theoretical benefits of fluid resuscitation and physiological responses to it that may negatively affect patients' outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalCritical care nursing quarterly
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Excessive fluid resuscitation
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock
  • critically ill

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care

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