• Conservative fluid strategy during cardiac surgery does not reduce ICU stay

    5 days ago - By Healio

    In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, a conservative fluid management strategy reduced the amount of bolus fluid administered but did not reduce ICU length of stay compared with usual care.
    The Fluids After Bypass Study evaluated a protocol-guided strategy that utilized stroke volume variation to guide administration of bolus fluid and compared it with usual care fluid administration until desedation or up to 24 hours in patients in the ICU after cardiac surgery.
    “IV fluid therapy is commonplace in patients following cardiac surgery, with reports of up to 93% of patients receiving at
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