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Introduction Shunt-induced hypoxemia is considered the primary pathophysiological abnormality and main diagnostic criteria of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, increases in dead-space ventilation (VD/VT) can also contribute to gas exchange alterations in ARDS. Systemic microcirculatory alterations described during inflammatory conditions(More)
Methods We included 80 patients with a first episode of septic shock admitted to a mixed ICU in a University Hospital over a 12-month period. Time 0 (T0) was set at ICU admission when a pulmonary artery catheter was inserted. Arterial and venous gases analyses were performed at T0 and 6 hours after (T6). We defined Pv-aCO2 as the difference between the(More)
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