Volume loading with 250-cc aliquots of colloid divides patients into responders and nonresponders. In post-traumatic patients who do not respond to 250 cc of colloid with a return of cardiac output to normal, one should consider reducing end expiratory pressure (PEEP) and repeating the fluid challenge. In this way, the 'best' cardiovascular and pulmonary function can be obtained.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1982|
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