Emergency Department (ED) Flow-directed Fluid Optimization Resuscitation Trial (EFFORT)

2014-07-24 14:01:15 | BioPortfolio


The short term goal of this study is to evaluate a non-invasive approach that optimizes intravenous (IV) fluid administration according to heart performance and results in surrogate improvements in morbidity and mortality via lactate clearance. Additional objectives include comparative assessments of methods for determining volume responsiveness and establishing a prevalence of volume responsive shock in the Emergency Department (ED).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




Cheetah NICOM® PLRT, USCOM ® (Ultrasound Cardiac Output Monitor), Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Ultrasound Collapsibility, CURVES Questionnaire, Lactate Clearance, 500ml Normal Saline Bolus, Clinician Discretion Intravenous Fluid Management


Barnes-Jewish Hospital Emergency Department
St. Louis
United States




Washington University School of Medicine

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:01:15-0400

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