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Septic Shock and Vasopressor Initiation: Why Earlier is Better

2022 16 Mar

An overview of vasopressor management, current evidence and when to initiate vasopressor therapy for best possible patient outcome. Vasopressor management is a cornerstone in the haemodynamic management of septic shock for reversing hypotension by increasing systemic vascular resistance and improving organ perfusion. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign... Read more

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The Alphabet Book of Sepsis

2022 16 Mar

In this article, the author provides the alphabet review of sepsis and septic shock based on personal clinical experience and choice. Sepsis and septic shock have been defined in 2016 (Singer et al. 2016) and the management of patients is framed by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines with its renewed version in 2021 (Evans et al. 2021).... Read more

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#EA19: Resuscitation in septic shock: is less better?

2019 03 Jun

On Day 2 of the Euroanaesthesia Congress 2019 (#EA19), there was a session on Resuscitation in septic shock: is less better? Three key speakers Gernot Marx (Aachen, Germany), Claude Martin (Marseille, France) and Jean-Louis Vincent (Brussels, Belgium), spoke about less fluid, less vasopressors and less inotropes in septic shock. The central message... Read more

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New approach in managing patients with septic shock

2019 23 Apr

Sepsis remains the most common cause of vasodilatory shock worldwide. The mainstay of haemodynamic treatment of septic shock is fluid resuscitation followed by vasopressors where fluids alone are insufficient to achieve target blood pressure.  This article, published in the journal Critical Care, proposes the concept of “broad spectrum vasopressors”... Read more

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'AI Clinician' can aid doctors in treating sepsis patients

2018 31 Oct

Researchers from Imperial College London have created an artificial intelligence system that could help treat patients with sepsis. Aptly named AI Clinician, the system could predict the best treatment strategy for patients. Tests conducted by the researchers showed that 98 percent of the time, the AI system matched or was better than the human... Read more

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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

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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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