Effects of Vasoactive Agents on the Gastrointestinal Microcirculation in Septic Shock

  • J. Pottecher
  • S. Deruddre
  • J. Duranteau


Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of microcirculatory alterations in the early stage of sepsis [1]–[3]. The gastrointestinal tract, particularly perfusion of the splanchnic bed and the integrity of the gut mucosa, occupies a key position in the pathogenesis of multiple organ failure (MOF) in sepsis.


Septic Shock Arginine Vasopressin Septic Shock Patient Endotoxic Shock Intestinal Villus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Pottecher
    • 1
  • S. Deruddre
    • 1
  • J. Duranteau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive CareCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de BicêtreLe Kremlin-BicêtreFrance

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