American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V43N3: Critical Care of Surgical Patients, Part II

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Chang R, Holcomb JB. Choice of Fluid Therapy in the Initial Management of Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock. Shock. 2016;46(1):17-26.

    This is a well written, valuable review of fluid therapy approaches for the septic patient.

Heddle NM, Cook RJ, Arnold DM, et al. Effect of Short-Term vs. Long-Term Blood Storage on Mortality after Transfusion. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(20):1937-1945.

    This article provides valuable data on the level of risk for use of older stored blood for transfusion.

Kumar A. An alternate pathophysiologic paradigm of sepsis and septic shock: implications for optimizing antimicrobial therapy. Virulence. 2014;5(1):80-97. Free Full Text

    Kumar provided data supporting the importance of the infection as a driver of the pathophysiology and outcomes of sepsis and septic shock.

Laroche M, Kutcher ME, Huang MC, Cohen MJ, Manley GT. Coagulopathy after traumatic brain injury. Neurosurgery. 2012;70(6):1334-1345.

    The authors review the mechanisms of coagulopathy following traumatic brain injury.

Martinez ML, Ferrer R, Torrents E, et al. Impact of Source Control in Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. 2017;45(1):11-19.

    This report provided data supporting the importance of early source control in patients with sepsis and septic shock.

Murthi SB, Fatima S, Menne AR, et al. Ultrasound assessment of volume responsiveness in critically ill surgical patients: Two measurements are better than one. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(3):505-511.

    The best approach for documenting volume responsiveness as a guide for adjusting fluid therapy for septic patients is the subject of ongoing debate. This report offers data supporting the use of complimentary measurements to document fluid responsiveness.