So on the ISepsis section of the blog, Paul just posted on the uselessness of IVC ultrasound for fluid assessment. Now since I don't really believe in large volume repletion anymore, I don't really care about fluid responsiveness all that much either. But I never let a good opportunity for debate pass me by, so it was a delightful happenstance that one of the authors of a negative trial on IVC ultrasound for fluid responsiveness sent me an email a few weeks ago. It seems Dr. Keith Corl, who was lead author of a 2002 trial mentioned in Paul's post, did not let the matter go. He just published a repeated, and in his estimation, much better trial:
I'll be posting a wee about it and Paul's post very soon; EMNerd tells me he is working on one as well. In the meanwhile, why don't you read through the trial and tell us what you think in the comments section.
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