Predicting fluid responsiveness in children: a systematic review.
, Cannesson M
, Chandler JR
, Ansermino JM
From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia; †Department of Anesthesia, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada; ‡Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, University of California, I
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Administration of fluid to improve cardiac output is the mainstay of hemodynamic resuscitation. Not all patients respond to fluid therapy, and excessive fluid administration is harmful. Predicting fluid responsiveness can be challenging, particularly in children. Numerous hemodynamic variables have been proposed as predictors of fluid responsiveness. Dynamic variables based on the heart-lung interaction appear to be excellent predictors of fluid responsiveness in adults, but there is no consensus on their usefulness in children.
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