Metabolic Targets in Acute Resuscitation

  • S. Beloucif
  • Nathalie Kermarrec
  • D. Payen
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 28)


The metabolic targets in acute resuscitation are to correct two separate but frequently intricated syndromes:
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    1) a “forward failure” (hypoperfusion), with an acute circulatory failure characterized by systemic hypotension, cyanosis, oliguria and possible signs of decreased cerebral and splanchnic perfusion;

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    2) a “backward failure” (congestion), with acute pulmonary edema or congestive hepatomegaly and jugular venous distension.



Right Ventricular Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Pulmonary Artery Occlusion Pressure Arterial Vasodilator Jugular Venous Distension 
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  • S. Beloucif
  • Nathalie Kermarrec
  • D. Payen

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