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CLOVERS study published
From the NHLBI announcement: No differences found between liberal or restrictive fluid treatment strategies for septic-induced hypotension:
Findings from a randomized, non-blinded, phase 3 clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health found no significant difference in 90-day mortality rates, nor safety concerns, after providing patients with one of two common treatment strategies for sepsis. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and were simultaneously presented at the 2023 Critical Care Congress.
The Crystalloid Liberal or Vasopressors Early Resuscitation in Sepsis external link (CLOVERS) trial is a randomized clinical trial conducted by the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury external link (PETAL) network and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Enrollment in the trial ended in February 2022 due to a lack of significant difference observed between the two 24-hour strategies.
The trial, which included 1,563 patients from 60 medical centers, also found no significant differences in 90-day survival rates or other measures of recovery, such as length of hospital stay, among adults assigned to a restrictive or liberal fluid-management treatment strategy for a sudden drop in blood pressure due to sepsis.