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Static measures of preload assessment.
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PMID:  20381721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article focuses on static methods for determining preload, specifically pressure and volumetric indices measured at the bedside. The underlying ventricular function will determine where the patient is located on Frank-Starling ventricular function curve and the patient's response to a fluid challenge. The proper interpretation and use of such measures, coupled with an understanding of their limitations and knowledge of alternative methods, is necessary to guide properly volume resuscitation in the critically ill.
Richard A Nahouraii; Susan E Rowell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care clinics     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1557-8232     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-07-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507720     Medline TA:  Crit Care Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-305, table of contents     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / physiopathology
Blood Volume Determination / methods
Cardiac Output / physiology
Central Venous Pressure / physiology
Fluid Therapy
Heart / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Point-of-Care Systems
Pulmonary Artery / physiopathology
Stroke Volume / physiology
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology

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