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ABSTRACT: /st>Respiratory variation in pulse pressure (ΔPP) is commonly used to predict the fluid responsiveness of critically ill patients. However, some researchers have demonstrated that this measurement has several limitations. The present study was designed to evaluate the proportion of patients satisfying criteria for valid application of ΔPP at a given time-point. /st>A 1 day, prospective, observational, point-prevalence study was performed in 26 French intensive care units (ICUs). All patients hospitalized in the ICUs on the day of the study were included. The ΔPP validity criteria were recorded prospectively and defined as follows: (i) mechanical ventilation in the absence of spontaneous respiration; (ii) regular cardiac rhythm; (iii) tidal volume ≥8 ml kg(-1) of ideal body weight; (iv) a heart rate/respiratory rate ratio >3.6; (v) total respiratory system compliance ≥30 ml cm H2O(-1); and (vi) tricuspid annular peak systolic velocity ≥0.15 m s(-1). /st>The study included 311 patients with a Simplified Acute Physiology Score II of 41 (39-43). Overall, only six (2%) patients satisfied all validity criteria. Of the 170 patients with an arterial line in place, only five (3%) satisfied the validity criteria. During the 24 h preceding the study time-point, fluid responsiveness was assessed for 79 patients. ΔPP had been used to assess fluid responsiveness in 15 of these cases (19%). /st>A very low percentage of patients satisfied all criteria for valid use of ΔPP in the evaluation of fluid responsiveness. Physicians must consider limitations to the validity of ΔPP before using this variable.BJA British Journal of Anaesthesia 12/2013; · 4.24 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The FloTrac(®) Vigileo(®) (FTV) estimates cardiac output (CO) on the basis of an uncalibrated arterial pressure waveform. To assess the ability of the third-generation of FTV (v.3.02) to track changes in CO following norepinephrine dose adjustment in patients with septic shock, we performed a comparative study using Doppler echocardiography (DE). Prospective observational study. We prospectively included 20 mechanically ventilated patients receiving norepinephrine and monitored with the FTV. Five minutes after each change in norepinephrine dose (decided by the attending physician), CO was measured simultaneously with the FTV (CO(FTV)) and DE (CO(DE)). The changes in CO were compared. ROC curves were built to assess the ability of FTV to detect significant changes in CO(DE) of at least 15%. Ninety pairs of CO variations measurements were made. The intertechnique correlation coefficient for changes in CO of at least 15% was r=0.59; P=0.0009. The AUC of a ROC curve built to test the FTV's ability to detect a CO(DE) increase of 15% or more was 0.783 (±0.083) (P=0.005). A CO(FTV) threshold value of 15% had a sensitivity of 54% (25-81) and a specificity of 87% (77-94). For a CO(DE) decrease of 15% or more, the ROC curve had an AUC of 0.616 (±0.075) (P=0.12) and a CO(FTV) threshold value of 13% yielded a sensitivity of 53% (27-79) and a specificity of 72% (60-82). The FTV was unable to accurately track changes in CO following norepinephrine dose adjustments in critically ill patients with septic shock.Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation 07/2012; 31(9):677-81. · 0.77 Impact Factor
- European Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 10/2010; 37(2):360-1. · 5.17 Impact Factor
Article: [Dyspnea with fever].Revue des Maladies Respiratoires 11/2009; 26(9):1011-3. · 0.50 Impact Factor
Article: Une dyspnée fébrileRevue Des Maladies Respiratoires - REV MAL RESPIR. 01/2009; 26(9):1011-1013.