CI/SVRI relationship during different phases of inflammatory response
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KeywordsInflammatory Response Cardiac Index Fluid Balance Septic Patient Systemic Vascular Resistance
High cardiac index (CI) and low systemic vascular resistance (SVRI) are frequently observed in septic patients and are essential in consideration of further therapeutic interventions. As these findings could be observed even in healthy individuals (i.e. during hard exercise) we decided to analyse the relationship between CI and SVRI in patients without apparent clinical signs of the inflammatory response and in patients with the different phase of the inflammatory response.
Thirty-one critically ill patients with pulmonary artery catheter inserted were included in this prospective study (average age 48±16 years, average sum of SOFA score 2.4±1.36, etiology: 60% traumatic patients), all of them with apparent clinical signs of the inflammatory response (heart rate >90 bpm, WBC >12000 or <4000, BT >38ºC or <36ºC, CRP >50 mg/l) with microbiologically confirmed infectious etiology. In accordance with our findings (published in Int Care Med 1997, 23(Suppl.1.):S72) we identified 16 periods of generalization of the inflammatory response (fall in platelet count, antithrombine-III activity and serum albumin, positive fluid balance, hemodynamic instability). Within these periods, 101 hemodynamic measurements were performed, measured parameters are shown in Fig. 1. In periods without symptoms of generalized inflammatory response we performed 115 hemodynamic measurements, results of which are shown in Fig. 2. 130 hemodynamic measurements in patients without apparent clinical signs of the inflammatory response (25 patients, age 51±17 years, pulmonary artery catheter inserted in setting of preoperative hemodynamics optimization) we used as the control group. Results are shown in Fig. 3.
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