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Feb 7, 2019

This week on Journal Club we reflect upon the pulmonary artery (PA) catheter.

The following articles were discussed:

JAMA: The effectiveness of right heart catheterization in the initial care of critically ill patients. SUPPORT Investigators:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8782638

BJA: Effect of goal-directed haemodynamic therapy on postoperative complications in low–moderate risk surgical patients: a multicentre randomised controlled trial (FEDORA trial):

https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(17)54207-5/fulltext

Perioperative Medicine: Pulmonary artery catheter use in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a retrospective, cohort study:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6201566/

Also, this excellent piece with Thomas Scheeren gets a mention, if you've not heard it yet go here:

https://www.topmedtalk.com/talks-to-thomas-scheeren/

Presented by Monty Mythen with Andy Shaw, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Zone Clinical Department Head at The University of Alberta, Rupert Pearse, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London and Tim Miller, Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology from Duke University Medical Centre.