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).
KeywordsSeptic Shock Right Ventricle Oxygen Transport Septic Shock Patient Pulmonary Artery Occlusion Pressure
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