Oxygen Transport and Tissue Oxygenation in Sepsis
The majority of cases of septic shock may be treated adequately without the need for intensive care, for instance, a patient with Peritonitis due to a perforated peptic ulcer, will respond well to basic resuscitative measures and volume expansion. In these cases however, the major and usually the only pathophysiology is hypovolaemia, sometimes combined with a minimal degree of acute respiratory failure which will respond to an increase in the inspired fraction of inspired oxygen (FIO2).
KeywordsDopamine Lactate Titration Norepinephrine Epinephrine
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