A Non-invasive Approach to the Assessment of Volume Status in Mechanically Ventilated Septic Patients.
To evaluate the use of sonographic inferior caval vein assessment in mechanically ventilated septic patients.
Volume assessment in mechanically ventilated patients with inflammation is of major importance to guide fluid therapy. The researchers investigated whether measurement of caval vein diameter correlates with invasively assessed volume-based hemodynamic parameters.
Procedure: sonographic measurement of inferior caval vein diameter
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00398736
|Principal Investigator:||Joerg C Dr. Schefold, MD||Charite University Medicine|