Transport and Consumption of Oxygen in Septic Shock
The primary function of intensive care is in essence the maintenance or improvement of oxygen uptake in critically ill patients. Its immediate objective is to preserve life and prevent, minimize or reverse damage to vital organs. In order to achieve this, adequate supply of oxygen to the tissues is mandatory, a condition sine qua non for the organism to survive and to buy time for the underlying disease or injury to resolve.
KeywordsPermeability Depression Lactate Pneumonia Ketone
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