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- Fluid overload is treated with loop diuretics in patients with heart failure and in patients with acute kidney injury1,2
- There are sparse data regarding use of very high dose continuous loop diuretic infusions. In some studies, very high doses were only used in outlying patients (maximum160 mg/hour)3, 4
- The use of very high dose furosemide continuous infusions at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is a rare practice. These infusions range in dose from 40-240 mg/hour, with no limitation on the duration
- The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy and safety of very high dose furosemide continuous infusions
safety, high dose furosemide, continuous infusion
Cardiology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wilczynski, PharmD, Jessica; Decaro, MD, FACC, FACP, Matthew; Marhefka, MD, FACC, FACP, Gregary; Thoma, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, Brandi; Varghese, PharmD, BCPS, Susan; Watson, MD, Ryan; and Danelich, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, Ilya, "Safety and Efficacy of Very High Dose Furosemide Continuous Infusions" (2019). Division of Cardiology Posters. 3.