Peripheral Muscle Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Variables are Altered Early in Septic Shock.

BACKGROUND Noninvasive evaluation of muscle perfusion using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) coupled with a vascular occlusion test (VOT) may provide an early and simple marker of altered perfusion and microcirculatory function in sepsis. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the time-course of NIRS-derived variables with systemic measures of… CONTINUE READING