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Expert statement for the management of hypovolemia in sepsis

Anders Perner| Maurizio Cecconi| Maria Cronhjort| Michael Darmon| Stephan M. Jakob| Ville Pettilä| Iwan C. C. van der Horst
Review
Volume 44, Issue 6 / June , 2018

Pages 791 - 798

Abstract

Hypovolemia is frequent in patients with sepsis and may contribute to worse outcome. The management of these patients is impeded by the low quality of the evidence for many of the specific components of the care. In this paper, we discuss recent advances and controversies in this field and give expert statements for the management of hypovolemia in patients with sepsis including triggers and targets for fluid therapy and volumes and types of fluid to be given. Finally, we point to unanswered questions and suggest a roadmap for future research.

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