Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Just the FACTTs (Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial)

Just in: For patients with ALI and ARDS, pull the PA catheter and keep ‘em dry. These long awaited results have been posted on line ahead of print in NEJM along with related editorials here and here.

We’ve long suspected the dry strategy was better. However up to now the jury was still out on the PA cath.

I’ve previously commented on the PA catheter and the wet-dry debate.

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