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By Paul Ross ICUnurses
Colin K Grissom, Eliotte L Hirshberg, Justin B Dickerson, Samuel M Brown, Michael J Lanspa, Kathleen D Liu, David Schoenfeld, Mark Tidswell, R Duncan Hite, Peter Rock, Russell R Miller, Alan H Morris
OBJECTIVES: In the Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT) of the National Institutes of Health Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network, a conservative fluid protocol (FACTT Conservative) resulted in a lower cumulative fluid balance and better outcomes than a liberal fluid protocol (FACTT Liberal). Subsequent Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network studies used a simplified conservative fluid protocol (FACTT Lite). The objective of this study was to compare the performance of FACTT Lite, FACTT Conservative, and FACTT Liberal protocols...
February 2015: Critical Care Medicine
Eric J Seeley
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February 2015: Critical Care Medicine
Simon Sawhney, Mhairi Mitchell, Angharad Marks, Nick Fluck, Corrinda Black
OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence from studies of acute kidney injury (AKI) with regard to the effect of pre-AKI renal function and post-AKI renal function recovery on long-term mortality and renal outcomes, and to assess whether these factors should be taken into account in future prognostic studies. DESIGN/SETTING: A systematic review of observational studies listed in Medline and EMBASE from 1990 to October 2012. PARTICIPANTS: All AKI studies in adults with data on baseline kidney function to identify AKI; with outcomes either stratified by pre-AKI and/or post-AKI kidney function, or described by the timing of the outcomes...
2015: BMJ Open
Nor'azim Mohd Yunos, Rinaldo Bellomo, Neil Glassford, Harvey Sutcliffe, Que Lam, Michael Bailey
PURPOSE: In a previous study, restricting intravenous chloride administration in ICU patients decreased the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). To test the robustness of this finding, we extended our observation period to 12 months. METHODS: The study extension included a 1-year control period (18 August 2007 to 17 August 2008) and a 1-year intervention period (18 February 2009 to 17 February 2010). During the extended control period, patients received standard intravenous fluids...
February 2015: Intensive Care Medicine
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