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ICU Management

Vasopressors contribute to ICU-associated weakness

2018 13 Sep

In the ICU setting, nearly 25 percent of patients who receive mechanical ventilation develop muscular weakness severe enough to impair their quality of life. New research shows that mechanically ventilated patients treated with vasopressor medications had a more than three-fold increase in the odds of developing ICU-associated weakness.  Notably,... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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ICU Management

Vasoactive Drugs in Sepsis

2016 27 Sep

In this update review on vasoactive drugs in sepsis, we focus on the ‏most recent data regarding the type of vasopressors that should be ‏used, the timing of infusion, the mean arterial pressure target and ‏the alternative approaches.   Sepsis and especially septic shock is associated ‏with arterial vasodilation refractory to ‏fluid challenge. The... Read more