Comparison of Gastric Intramucosal pH Measurements with Oxygen Supply, Oxygen Consumption and Arterial Lactate in Patients with Severe Sepsis

  • Figen Esen
  • Lütfi Telci
  • Nahit Çakar
  • Ahmet Tütüncü
  • Jozef Kesecioğlu
  • Kutay Akpir
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 388)


Tissue hypoxia caused by the imbalance between the oxygen demand and the oxygen uptake, is considered to be the most important factor to the mortality and morbidity in patients with severe sepsis. However, the assessment of tissue oxygenation is still contraversial, since direct measurement of the adequacy of tissue oxygenation has not yet been available in the clinical setting.


Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Mean Arterial Pressure Lactate Level Oxygen Delivery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Figen Esen
    • 1
  • Lütfi Telci
    • 1
  • Nahit Çakar
    • 1
  • Ahmet Tütüncü
    • 1
  • Jozef Kesecioğlu
    • 2
  • Kutay Akpir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Medical FacultyUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Intensive CareAcademic Medical Center- University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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