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Hemodynamic monitoring over the past 10 years

Pinsky, MR (2006) Hemodynamic monitoring over the past 10 years. Critical Care, 10 (1). ISSN 1364-8535

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Changes in hemodynamic monitoring over the past 10 years have followed two paths. First, there has been a progressive decrease in invasive monitoring, most notably a reduction in the use of the pulmonary artery catheter because of a presumed lack of efficacy in its use in the management of critically ill patients, with an increased use of less invasive monitoring requiring only central venous and arterial catheterization to derive the same data. Second, numerous clinical trials have documented improved outcome and decreased costs when early goal-directed protocolized therapies are used in appropriate patient populations, such as patients with septic shock presenting to Emergency Departments and high-risk surgical patients before surgery (pre-optimization) and immediately after surgery (post-optimization). Novel monitoring will be driven more by its role in improving outcomes than in the technical abilities of the manufacturers. © 2006 BioMed Central Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pinsky, MRpinsky@pitt.eduPINSKY0000-0001-6166-700X
Date: 9 February 2006
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Critical Care
Volume: 10
Number: 1
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1186/cc3997
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Critical Care Medicine
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1364-8535
PubMed Central ID: PMC1550811
PubMed ID: 16542473
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 21:15
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 16:55


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