J Clin Ultrasound. 2022 Jun;50(5):733-744. doi: 10.1002/jcu.23194. Epub 2022 Mar 18.
Rapid evaluation of intravascular volume status is vital; either excessive or limited fluid administration may result in adverse patient outcomes. In this narrative review, critical analysis of pertinent diagnostic accuracy studies is developed to delineate the role of inferior vena cava ultrasound measurements in the assessment of both intravascular volume status and fluid responsiveness in the emergency department and intensive care unit. In addition, limitations, and technical considerations of inferior vena cava ultrasound measurements as well as directions for future research are thoroughly discussed.
PMID:35302241 | DOI:10.1002/jcu.23194