Renal Insufficiency, whether it is acute (AKI) or chronic (CRI), is a decline in renal function requiring attentive fluid management. When AKI is associated with other comorbidities such as sepsis, ARDS, and CHF, the complications, costs of care, and mortality all significantly increase. Fluid management strategies should be individualized in renal patients. 1-3
Having a way to rapidly determine Cardiac Output and fluid responsiveness can assist in balancing fluid and vasoactive medications.
Why Is Cheetah Useful for Patients With Renal Insufficiency?
With Cheetah’s continuous and noninvasive technology, a clinician can quickly obtain an accurate hemodynamic profile in about 70 seconds after the sensors are placed on a patient.
Cheetah’s ability to directly measure changes to Stroke Volume and other key hemodynamic parameters, allows a clinician to individualize fluid therapy for a patient. This will help to avoid a positive fluid balance and the complications associated with it.
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2. Luo X et al. A comparison of different diagnostic criteria of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. Crit Care 2014; 18:R144.
3. Prowle JR et al. Clinical review: Volume of fluid resuscitation and the incidence of acute kidney injury-a systemic review. Crit Care 2012; 16:230.