Effects of dopamine, dobutamine, and dopexamine on microcirculatory blood flow in the gastrointestinal tract during sepsis and anesthesia.

@article{Hiltebrand2004EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dopamine, dobutamine, and dopexamine on microcirculatory blood flow in the gastrointestinal tract during sepsis and anesthesia.},
  author={Luzius B. Hiltebrand and Vladimir Krejci and G H Sigurdsson},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={1188-97}
}
BACKGROUND Insufficient blood flow to the splanchnic organs is believed to be an important contributory factor for the development of organ failure after septic shock. It has been suggested that increasing systemic flow also may improve splanchnic blood flow in septic patients. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of three commonly used inotropic agents, dopamine, dobutamine, and dopexamine, on systemic (cardiac index), regional (superior mesenteric artery), and local (micro… CONTINUE READING