5 min to read about MCFP, & aggressive volume resus in sepsis

What is the problem with aggressive fluid resuscitation in sepsis? Have you heard of  CVP but not really heard of MCFP? (I hadn’t) – until I read what is my current favourite paper on fluid management in Sepsis.

Yes I have a favourite sepsis paper and I don’t even care 🙂

You can find the original paper published by Marik & Bellomo in the BJA  HERE

But first; here is 5 minutes background on why aggressive volume resus might not be rational in severe sepsis and septic shock….




I am a single speciality Intensive care Medicine trainee and member of the Intensive Care Society Council... originally from Ireland but trained and working in West Mids, UK. You say my name like ee-fa My notes are not medical advice. Please enjoy, comment, share and let me know your thoughts. Disclaimers: All my opinions are generally a work in progress and therefore subject to change - but then why would it be any other way? Views expressed on Whistlingdixie and Scribblingdixie blogs are not medical advice. My opinions and the content on either of these sites do not constitute the opinion of any of my employers, The Intensive Care Society or any other organisation I may be affiliated with.

One thought on “5 min to read about MCFP, & aggressive volume resus in sepsis

  1. Brilliant & concise . Who knew learning could be so colourful .
    The facts, the whole facts and nothing but the facts.


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