Fluid Management in Lung Transplant Patients

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Abstract

Overall, there is a lack of randomized controlled trials examining the correlation between fluid volume delivery and outcomes in postoperative lung transplant patients. However, using thoracic surgery patients as a guide, the evidence suggests that hypervolemia correlates with pulmonary edema and should be avoided in lung transplant patients. However, it is recognized that patients with hemodynamic instability may require volume for attenuation of this situation, but it can likely be mitigated with the use of inotropic medication to maintain adequate perfusion and avoid the development of edema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Hypervolemia
  • Lung transplant
  • Primary graft dysfunction
  • Pulmonary edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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