Fluid management in critically ill patients: the role of extravascular lung water, abdominal hypertension, capillary leak, and fluid balance

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Authors

Colin Cordemans, Inneke De laet, Niels Van Regenmortel, Karen Schoonheydt, Hilde Dits, Wolfgang Huber, Manu LNG Malbrain

Abstract/Text

Capillary leak in critically ill patients leads to interstitial edema. Fluid overload is independently associated with poor prognosis. Bedside measurement of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), extravascular lung water index (EVLWI), fluid balance, and capillary leak index (CLI) may provide a valuable prognostic tool in mechanically ventilated patients.

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