Vasopressin in septic shock: effects on pancreatic, renal, and hepatic blood flow

@article{Krejci2007VasopressinIS,
  title={Vasopressin in septic shock: effects on pancreatic, renal, and hepatic blood flow},
  author={Vladimir Krejci and Luzius B. Hiltebrand and Stephan M. Jakob and Jukka Takala and G H Sigurdsson},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={R129 - R129}
}
INTRODUCTION Vasopressin has been shown to increase blood pressure in catecholamine-resistant septic shock. The aim of this study was to measure the effects of low-dose vasopressin on regional (hepato-splanchnic and renal) and microcirculatory (liver, pancreas, and kidney) blood flow in septic shock. METHODS Thirty-two pigs were anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, and randomly assigned to one of four groups (n = 8 in each). Group S (sepsis) and group SV (sepsis/vasopressin) were exposed to… CONTINUE READING

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