[Peripheral circulation in critically ill patients: non-invasive methods for the assessment of the peripheral perfusion].

@article{Genderen2013PeripheralCI,
  title={[Peripheral circulation in critically ill patients: non-invasive methods for the assessment of the peripheral perfusion].},
  author={Michel Egide van Genderen and Alexandre Matos Lima and Jan Bakker and Jasper van Bommel},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2013},
  volume={157 9},
  pages={A5338}
}
Peripheral tissues, such as skin and muscles, are sensitive to alterations in perfusion. During circulatory shock, these tissues are the first to receive less blood and the last to recover after treatment. By monitoring peripheral circulation, disturbance of the systemic circulation can be detected at an early stage. Peripheral perfusion is often disturbed in critically ill patients. Peripheral perfusion may remain disturbed, even if conventional hemodynamic parameters such as blood pressure… CONTINUE READING