All publications of “Diamantino Ribeiro Salgado”

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Microcirculatory assessment in daily clinical practice – not yet ready but not too far!

Diamantino Ribeiro Salgado, Raphaël Favory, Daniel De Backer

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1311

ABSTRACTShock is characterized by an alteration in tissue perfusion that may lead to tissue hypoxia. Recent guidelines recommend aggressive and early resuscitation therapy, but mortality rate is still unacceptably high. Unfortunately, traditional clinical surrogates used to guide resuscitation therapy poorly correlate with microcirculatory blood flow, a key determinant of tissue perfusion. New techniques that directly assess microcirculatory perfusion at the bedside have emerged as a complement to traditional macrohemodynamic parameters. These techniques have been supported by several studies showing microcirculatory […]