Ultimate survival from septic shock.

  title={Ultimate survival from septic shock.},
  author={Golamhassan Azimi and Jean-Louis Vincent},
  volume={14 4},
Detailed hemodynamic course during prolonged (less than 12 h) septic shock was studied in 23 patients, of whom 12 ultimately died from sepsis. Hemodynamic presentation was similar in fatalities and in survivors, except for a higher heart rate and a markedly higher blood lactate in fatalities (8.4 +/- 1.4 vs. 3.7 +/- 0.4 mEq/l, P less than 0.01). During fluid resuscitation, the pulmonary artery occlusive pressure associated with the highest left ventricular stroke work was usually around 17 mmHg… CONTINUE READING

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