Dichloroacetate administration in the treatment of endotoxin shock.

Abstract

Dichloroacetate (DCA), an activator of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, has been shown to reduce blood lactate levels effectively in various conditions. DCA administration has also sometimes resulted in beneficial cardiovascular effects. To assess its potential value in the routine management of septic shock, we studied the effects of DCA on a canine… (More)

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