Using central venous pressure to guide fluid management?

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The central venous pressure (CVP) is the most frequently used variable to guide fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients, although its use has been challenged” De Backer and Vincent (2018).

Abstract:

The central venous pressure (CVP) is the most frequently used variable to guide fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients, although its use has been challenged. In this viewpoint, we use a question and answer format to highlight the potential advantages and limitations of using CVP measurements to guide fluid resuscitation.

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Reference:

De Backer, D. and Vincent, J.L. (2018) Should we measure the central venous pressure to guide fluid management? Ten answers to 10 questions. Critical Care. 22(1), p.43.

doi: 10.1186/s13054-018-1959-3.

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