A Simple Clinical Tool to Help Assess Patient Volume (Fluid) Status
Patients may have actual or relative intravascular volume depletion in a number of different disease states, particularly with sepsis syndrome. However, it is clinically difficult to determine volume status without invasive monitoring, which may cause unintended complications. Our hypothesis is that we can accurately estimate central venous pressure, which is a surrogate marker of volume status, with a noninvasive portable ultrasound device.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Simple Clinical Tool to Help Assess Patient Volume (Fluid) Status|
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Healty volunteers who are euvolemic.
Critically ill patients who will be having a central venous catheter with a monitor to measure central venous pressure placed as part of their planned care independent of this study.
|United States, Minnesota|
|Abbott Northwestern Hospital|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55407|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||A. S. Keller, MD||Mayo Clinic|