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Table 1 Contrasting use of fluids and vasopressors (and mortality) in the Early Goal Directed Therapy (EGDT) arms of the Rivers’ and ProCESS studies

From: Iatrogenic salt water drowning and the hazards of a high central venous pressure

Study Fluid 0 to 6 hours (ml) Fluid 7 to 72 hours (ml) Fluid 0 to 72 hours (ml) Vasopressors (%) 0 to 6 hours 60-day mortality (%)
Rivers’ EGDT 4,981 8,625 13,443 27.4 44.3
ProCESS EGDT 2,805 4,428 7,220 54.9 21