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Fluid therapy for septic shock resuscitation: which fluid should be used?

Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Leonardo Lima Rocha, Camila Menezes Souza Pessoa, Eliézer Silva, Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assuncao

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3273

Early resuscitation of septic shock patients reduces the sepsis-related morbidity and mortality. The main goals of septic shock resuscitation include volemic expansion, maintenance of adequate tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery, guided by central venous pressure, mean arterial pressure, mixed or central venous oxygen saturation and arterial lactate levels. An aggressive fluid resuscitation, possibly in association with vasopressors, inotropes and red blood cell concentrate transfusion may be necessary to achieve those hemodynamic goals. Nonetheless, even though fluid administration is one of […]