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How Fast Should a Fluid Bolus be Given? (

  1. 📚 A systematic review included 85 studies and 3601 patients, investigating the impact of rapid infusion rates (completed within 30 minutes) on stroke volume or cardiac output. It found a potential enhancement of these parameters due to effectively increased venous return and preload. 🔎✅🏥

  2. 💧 Fluid volumes used in the review's trials varied: less than 500 mL in 12.7% of cases, 500 mL in 79.4%, and more than 500 mL in 7.9% of cases. 📏📊💧

  3. 📈 Despite positive hemodynamic outcomes, the impact of rapid infusion rates on patient-centered outcomes remains uncertain, signaling a need for more research in this area. 🔄❔🚑

  4. ⏱ A randomized controlled trial involving 10,520 critically ill patients compared infusion rates of 333 mL/hour (slower) vs. 999 mL/hour (faster). Mortality rates showed no significant difference between the groups, indicating that infusion rates don't dramatically impact survival. ☠️⚖️🕓

  5. 💡 Post hoc analysis revealed faster infusion rates associated with a survival benefit in a subset of patients with sepsis, suggesting variability of infusion rate effects based on patient populations and underlying conditions. 🦠🔬⏩

  6. 🤔 Despite these studies, the effects of different infusion rates on outcomes in critically ill patients with sepsis remain unclear due to factors such as the complexity of sepsis and individual patient variations. 🧩❓🩺

  7. 🚀 More rigorous randomized controlled trials are needed, with larger sample sizes and stratified analyses, to determine optimal fluid infusion rates and their impact on mortality, organ dysfunction, and other clinical outcomes in septic patients. 🎯🔬📈

Summary: 📄 Rapid fluid infusion rates could potentially enhance stroke volume and cardiac output but their effect on patient-centered outcomes, especially in septic patients, remains unclear. Variability of effects based on patient conditions underscores the need for further rigorous investigations.

How Fast Should a Fluid Bolus be Given? (

Taher Alsalamy
Noor Shah
M. Ibrahim
Taher Alsalamy
Taher Alsalamy
27 juin 2023

But I have a question here .

Is a very rapid infusion rate carrying risk of capillary injury especially in septic pt who have problems regarding capillaries and capillary permeability.

Here I mean more rapid infusion rate ( less than 15 min )

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